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RAc:

acronym for Registered Acupuncturist.

rapid-acting insulin:

a type of insulin that starts to lower blood glucose within 5 to 10 minutes after injection and has its strongest effect 30 minutes to 3 hours after injection, depending on the type used. See aspart insulin and lispro insulin.

RD:

acronym for Registered Dietitian.

RD, CSP:

acronym for Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition.

RD, CSR:

acronym for Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition.

RDN:

acronym for Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist.

RDt:

acronym for Registered Dietitian (Canada).

rebound hyperglycemia (HY-per-gly-SEE-mee-ah):

a swing to a high level of glucose in the blood after a low level. See Somogyi effect.

receptors:

see insulin receptors.

Recognized Diabetes Education Programs:

diabetes self-management education programs that are approved by the American Diabetes Association.

regular insulin:

short-acting insulin. On average, regular insulin starts to lower blood glucose within 30 minutes after injection. It has its strongest effect 2 to 5 hours after injection but keeps working 5 to 8 hours after injection. Also called R insulin.

renal (REE-nal):

having to do with the kidneys. A renal disease is a disease of the kidneys. Renal failure means the kidneys have stopped working.

renal threshold (THRESH-hold) of glucose:

the blood glucose concentration at which the kidneys start to excrete glucose into the urine.

repaglinide (reh-PAG-lih-nide):

an oral medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood glucose by helping the pancreas make more insulin right after meals. Belongs to the class of medicines called meglitinides. (Brand name: Prandin.)

retina (REH-ti-nuh):

the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye.

retinopathy:

see background retinopathy, proliferative retinopathy, and diabetic retinopathy.

risk factor:

anything that raises the chances of a person developing a disease.

RKT:

acronym for Registered Kinesiotherapist.

RN:

acronym for Registered Nurse.

RN-C:

acronym for Registered Nurse, Certified.

RNCS:

acronym for Registered Nurse Clinical Specialist.

RN/NP:

acronym for Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner.

rosiglitazone (rose-ee-GLIH-tuh-zone):

an oral medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps insulin take glucose from the blood into the cells for energy by making cells more sensitive to insulin. Belongs to the class of medicines called thiazolidinediones. (Brand name: Avandia.)

RPh:

acronym for Registered Pharmacist.

RRT:

acronym for Registered Respiratory Therapist.

RSHom:

acronym for Registered with the Society of Homeopaths (UK).

RYT:

acronym for Registered Yoga Teacher; Yoga Alliance.

 

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Last Modified Date: July 02, 2013

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