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an oral medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood glucose levels by helping the pancreas make more insulin right after meals. Belongs to the class of medicines called D-phenylalanine derivatives. (Brand name: Starlix.)
acronym for National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
acronym for National Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
acronym for Certified by the National Board for Certification of School Nurses.
acronym for Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
acronym for Naturopathic Doctor.
necrobiosis (NEK-roh-by-OH-sis) lipoidica (lih-POY-dik-ah) diabeticorum (DY-uh-bet-ih-KOR-um):
a skin condition usually on the lower part of the legs. Lesions can be small or extend over a large area. They are usually raised, yellow, and waxy in appearance and often have a purple border.
the growth of new, small blood vessels. In the retina, this may lead to loss of vision or blindness.
a doctor who treats people who have kidney problems.
disease of the kidneys. Hyperglycemia and hypertension can damage the kidneys' glomeruli. When the kidneys are damaged, protein leaks out of the kidneys into the urine. Damaged kidneys can no longer remove waste and extra fluids from the bloodstream.
nerve conduction studies:
tests used to measure for nerve damage; one way to diagnose neuropathy.
a doctor who specializes in problems of the nervous system, such as neuropathy.
disease of the nervous system. The three major forms in people with diabetes are peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, and mononeuropathy. The most common form is peripheral neuropathy, which affects mainly the legs and feet.
see noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
acronym for Naturopathic Medical Doctor.
noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM):
former term for type 2 diabetes.
noninvasive (NON-in-VAY-siv) blood glucose monitoring:
measuring blood glucose without pricking the finger to obtain a blood sample.
acronym for Nurse Practitioner.
acronym for Nurse Practitioner, Certified.
an intermediate-acting insulin; NPH stands for neutral protamine Hagedorn. On average, NPH insulin starts to lower blood glucose within 1 to 2 hours after injection. It has its strongest effect 6 to 10 hours after injection but keeps working about 10 hours after injection. Also called N insulin.
acronym for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
acronym for National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians - Paramedic.
a person with training in nutrition; may or may not have specialized training and qualifications. See dietitian.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches English Muffin Melt Chile Pepper Chicken Roasted Zucchini and Garlic Spread Apple-Oat Muffins Dried Cherry and Almond Scones Chicken with Dijon Crème Swiss Cheese, Tomato, and Spinach Pinwheels Sweet Cornmeal Cakes Garlic-Sage-Marinated Beef Pot Roast
I'm sitting waiting for a table at the cafe' for me and a friend who is running a bit late. Feeling a little off, I grab my test kit and poke my finger, getting a little blood droplet. "Does that hurt?" Asks the man sitting next to me. He's an older guy, with some pretty profound ear hair. I note the ear hair as I say "Sort of... I think I'm kind of used to it now. I've been doing it a long time." My sugar is a little elevated...