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Article by the National Institutes of Health. Perhaps you have learned that you have a high chance of developing type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes. You might be overweight or have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes. Maybe you had gestational diabetes, which is diabetes that develops during pregnancy.
Most of us call this common complaint indigestion, but doctors call it dyspepsia. Indigestion is an old English word that means, “lack of adequate digestion.” Dyspepsia means impaired gastric or digestive function. But what we are trying to communicate is “suffering from discomfort, burning, or pain in our upper central abdominal area.” We explain our feelings by saying we have an upset stomach, heartburn, acid indigestion, and acid regurgitation.