See: Unit of
A break in the skin; a deep sore. People with diabetes may get ulcers
from minor scrapes on the feet or legs, from cuts that heal slowly, or from
the rubbing of shoes that do not fit well. Ulcers can become infected.
A type of insulin that
is long acting.
Test used to monitor pregnancy and to diagnose neuropathy.
Unit of Insulin
The basic measure of insulin.
U-100 insulin means 100 units of insulin per milliliter (mL) or cubic
centimeter (cc) of solution. Most insulin made today in the United States is
A type of fat.
See also: Fats.
A type of diabetes when a person's blood glucose (sugar) level often
swings quickly from high to low and from low to high. Also called "brittle
diabetes" or "labile
One of the chief waste products of the body. When the body breaks down
food, it uses what it needs and throws the rest away as waste. The kidneys
flush the waste from the body in the form of urea, which is in the urine.
Checking urine to see if it contains glucose (sugar) and ketones.
Special strips of paper or tablets (called reagents) are put into a small
amount of urine or urine plus water. Changes in the color of the strip show
the amount of glucose or ketones in the urine. Urine testing is the only way
to check for the presence of ketones, a sign of serious illness. However,
urine testing is less desirable then blood testing for monitoring the level
of glucose in the body.
See also: Blood
glucose monitoring; reagents.
A doctor who sees men and women for treatment of the urinary tract and
men for treatment of the genital organs.