Diagnosis of Diabetes in Spanish

Diabetes and hyperlipidemia in SpanishListen to a clinical encounter where Mrs. Sánchez is diagnosed with diabetes in Spanish. They discuss her blood sugar results and next steps.

Clinical Encounter

Hola señora Sánchez.
Hello Mrs Sánchez.

Hola Doctora, Buenas tardes.
Hello Doctor. Good afternoon.

Ya he revisado los resultados de sus pruebas de sangre.
I have already reviewed the results of your blood tests.

Todo salió bien, excepto un resultado, el cuál es el nivel de azúcar en su sangre. Salió un poco elevado.
Everything turned out good, except for one result, which is your blood sugar level. This was a little elevated.

Tengo entendido que usted tiene familiares que han sufrido problemas del corazón. ¿Alguien en su familia tiene la diabetes?
I understand that you have family members who have suffered from heart problems. Does anyone in your family have diabetes?

He visto en su historial familiar que algunos de ellos han tenido problemas del corazón.
I have seen in your family history that some of them have had heart problems.

Si, creo que dos de mis hermanos y mi papá la tienen.
Yes, I think two of my brothers and my father have it.

Bueno señora, el nivel elevado de azúcar en su sangre, indica que es muy probable que tenga la diabetes también.
Okay señora, your elevated blood sugar level, indicates that you likely have diabetes.

¿Cómo es posible eso?
How is that possible?

La diabetes es una enfermedad que se puede heredar.
Diabetes is an illness that can be inherited.

Se puede controlar manteniendo un peso saludable, comiendo bien, y haciendo ejercicios con regularidad.
It can be controlled by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well, and exercising regularly.

Pero cuando una persona sube de peso y no cuida su dieta, corre el riesgo de desarrollar la diabetes.
But when a person gains weight and doesn’t watch their diet, they run the risk of developing diabetes.

He escuchado que hay dos tipos de diabetes. ¿Qué tipo tengo yo?
I have heard there are two types of diabetes. Which type do I have?

El tipo 2, el cuál se desarrolla a mayor edad y está relacionado con el aumento de peso.
Type 2, which develops at an older age and is associated with weight gain.

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Subscribe to the premium audio lessons at docmolly.com. In our Diabetes – Hyperlipidemia series, we present 3 clinical encounters with Señora Sánchez. In the first two encounters, we diagnose diabetes and explain how the disorder is treated and monitored. In the third, she returns for a follow-up visit. We review key vocabulary and you are given the opportunity to translate an encounter. The last part of the series covers useful phrases and vocabulary pertaining to treatment of Hyperlipidemia.

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  • Tengo entendido que usted tiene familiares que han sufrido problemas del corazón. Alguien en su familia tiene la diabetes?
    I understand that you do not have a family history of heart disease, but that someone in your family has diabetes. Small translation error. Omit “do not “.

    • Hola, Carl. ¡Gracias!

      Thank you so much for catching this. The English translation did not correlate with the Spanish or what was said in the dialogue. We must have rewritten the sentence in the process of recording the dialogue and I forgot to change the English translation. It is now fixed here and in the PDF. ¡Nunca dudes en corregirme! 😉

      Un abrazo,
      Molly

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