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01:09 Apr 10, 2007
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Tourism & Travel / evet planning
English term or phrase: cure diabetes
cure diabetes

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4Genesing van diabetesElizabethF
3genees diabetes

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genees diabetes

I have the same question as Sammuel Murry. If used as a verb, it would be "genees diabetes", but if used as a noun, e.g. "a cure for diabetes" then it would be "'n geneesmiddel vir diabetes" or "'n kuur vir diabetes". The word "suikersiekte" could also be used for "diabetes" although "diabetes" is well-known. BTW - is there a cure for diabetes? Not just treatment for the disease?

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Genesing van diabetes

There is no cure for diabetes (especially insulin dependent), but only treatment. In future a pancreas transplant could be the answer. I agree that "medikasie vir diabetes" (medication for diabetes) or "behandeling van diabetes" (treatment for diabetes) may be appropriate in this case.

Example sentence(s):
  • You will need a pancreas transplant to cure diabetes
  • Jy sal 'n pankreas oorplanting benodig om diabetes te genees
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