In the black community, when someone has diabetes, the person is said to have 'the sugar.'
Sis. Vanessa she so fat and bad about her diet she done come down with the sugar. That ain't good with the high blood either, which she done had.
by Richard Black March 16, 2005
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An old Southern American term for sugar diabetes. Most notably used in a Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Kristen Wiig as Paula Deen.
I have what my mama used to call "the sugars".
by The TrUth will find you out March 01, 2015
(n.) A term used to denote the presence of diabetes.
I ate a lot of sweets as a kid and now I have the sugars.
by Shitspopper August 12, 2008