Diabetes Dictionary

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

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Paediatric Endocrinologist -  A doctor who specialises in the management of diseases of the glands, including the adrenal, thyroid, pituitary, parathyroid glands, ovaries, testicles and pancreas in children.
Pancreas -  A gland or organ behind the stomach that produces hormones such as insulin.
Peadiatric -  About children.
Polydipsia -  Polydipsia
Excessive thirst and drinking large amounts of water.
Polyunsaturated fat -  A healthy fat that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Found in fish, vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, nuts and seeds.
Polyuria -  Passing large amounts of urine due to excess glucose in the blood stream.
Porcine (pork) insulin -  Insulin extracted from the pancreas of pigs. Has been replaced by human insulin.
Post-prandial -  After a meal.
Protein -  A nutrient in food that is important for growth, development and repair of tissues. Food high in protein include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, legumes and dairy foods.
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