Diabetic Reaction Glossary of Terms

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Blood sugar: Blood glucose. See also: High blood sugar; Low blood sugar.

Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through ...

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Cell: The basic structural and functional unit of any living thing. Each cell is a small c...

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Coma: A state of deep, unarousable unconsciousness. A coma may occur as a result of head t...

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Diabetes: Refers to diabetes mellitus or, less often, to diabetes insipidus. Diabetes mell...

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Dizziness: Painless head discomfort with many possible causes including disturbances of ...

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Fats: Plural of the word "fat". See the definition of fat.

Glucose: The simple sugar that is the chief source of energy. Glucose is found in the bloo...

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Headache: A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the he...

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High blood sugar: An elevated level of the sugar glucose in the blood. Also called hypergl...

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Hyperglycemia: A high blood sugar. An elevated level specifically of the sugar glucose in...

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Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar (glucose). Hypoglycemia may be associated with symptoms such...

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Hypoglycemic: Relating to hypoglycemia, an abnormally low level of the sugar glucose in th...

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Insulin: A natural hormone made by the pancreas that controls the level of the sugar gluco...

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Liver: The largest solid organ in the body, situated in the upper part of the abdomen on t...

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Low blood sugar: A low blood level of the sugar glucose. Also called hypoglycemia.

Onset: In medicine, the first appearance of the signs or symptoms of an illness as, for ex...

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Pulse: The rhythmic dilation of an artery that results from beating of the heart. Pulse is...

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Resistance: Opposition to something, or the ability to withstand something. For example, s...

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Sensitivity: 1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sen...

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Substance: 1. Material with particular features.
2. The material that...

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Type 1 diabetes: See Diabetes, type 1.

Type 2 diabetes: See Diabetes, type 2.

Urine: Liquid waste produced by the kidneys. Urine is a clear, transparent fluid that norm...

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