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.
Apple Mustard-Glazed Pork Chops Chicken with Mushroom Sauce Tasty "Fried" Chicken Round Steak with Dill Mustard Sauce Ocean Spray® Warm Cranberry Apple Punch Caribbean Cucumber Salad Tortellini and Peppers with Zesty Tomato Sauce Cheesy Chicken Divan Ginger and Spice Rubbed Chicken Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Chermoula
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...