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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 Has been replaced by human insulin.