Diabetes Dictionary

This quick reference is your comprehensive lookup of diabetes terms and their meanings.

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Basal Bolus Injections -  Insulin injections four times a day.
Beta Cells -  Cells in the pancreas that make the hormone insulin.
Biopsy -  Removal of a small amount of tissue or fluid from the body, examined under a microscope to determine whether disease is present.
Blood Glucose Level (BGL) -  The amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream.
Blood Glucose Meter -  A device used to measure blood glucose levels.
Bovine (beef) insulin -  Insulin extracted from the pancreas of cattle. Has been replaced by human insulin.
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