Diabetes Advocacy...Diabetes Terms
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Addison's Disease is an autoimmune disease in which the adrenal glands (small glands located above the kidneys) do not work properly or stop working altogether. The adrenal glands produce many hormones, including cortisol, which helps the body maintain heart function, blood pressure control, and blood glucose control. Addisons disease sometimes occurs with type 1 diabetes.
Albuminuriais a conditions in which high levels of protein called albumin are found in the urine. Too much can often be a sign of early kidney disease.
Alternate Site Testing (AST) refers to using parts of the body other than the fingertips to obtain blood for blood glucose testing
Alpha Cells are found in the Islets of Langerhans within your pancreas. They are responsible for producing glucagon, a hormone which causes an increase in the blood sugar level.
Animal Insulin is the original form of insulin that was obtained from the pancreases of pigs and cows.
Autoimmune Disease is a disorder in which a person's own antibodies destroy body tissues, such as the beta cells in the pancreas
Basal. Your body usually needs a small amount of insulin to hold everything steady, even if you've not eaten food. On injections Continue reading