dlife.com - For Your Diabetes Life: Dictionary
swelling caused by excess fluid in the body.
electromyography (ee-LEK-troh-my-AH-gruh-fee) (EMG):
a test used to detect nerve function. It measures the electrical activity generated by muscles.
acronym for Emergency Medical Technician.
endocrine (EN-doh-krin) gland:
a group of specialized cells that release hormones into the blood. For example, the islets in the pancreas, which secrete insulin, are endocrine glands.
a doctor who treats people who have endocrine gland problems such as diabetes.
end-stage renal disease (ESRD):
see kidney failure.
protein made by the body that brings about a chemical reaction, for example, the enzymes produced by the gut to aid digestion.
acronym for Certified Exercise Physiologist.
a normal level of glucose in the blood.
one of several approaches for diabetes meal planning. Foods are categorized into three groups based on their nutritional content. Lists provide the serving sizes for carbohydrates, meat and meat alternatives, and fats. These lists allow for substitution for different groups to keep the nutritional content fixed.
Ginger and Lemon Carrots Fall Apple Slaw Roma Tomatoes with Chevre and Basil Pesto Red Hot Tomato Pesto Frozen Double Fudge Peanut Butter Pie Red Pepper and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Moroccan Chicken Stew Walnut Pastry Dough Grilled Shrimp Remoulade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bars (Gluten Free)
Glucagon is one of those things that hasn't changed much in the diabetes world, in terms of packaging, dosing, method of delivery, since the time of my diagnosis in 1982. It's also one of those items that you buy in the same vein as say a generator. You might never use it, but it sure as heck is handy to have should your lights go out. The first time I was given glucagon was on the front lawn of my childhood home. What I remember of that night was going to bed after a...