Diabetes Dictionary

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

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Macrovascular -  Referring to the large blood vessels of the body.
Metformin -  A tablet that lowers blood glucose levels by blocking the release of glucose from the liver. Usually used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, sometimes used for weight management in children with type 1 diabetes in conjunction with insulin.
Microalbuminuria -  Leakage of small amounts of protein into the urine.
Microvascular -  Referring to the small blood vessels of the body.
Millimole (mmol) -  A unit for measuring the concentration of glucose and other substances in the blood.
Monounsaturated fat -  A healthy fat that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Found in olive and canola oil, nuts and avocadoes.
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