a doctor who treats people who have urinary tract problems. A urologist also cares for men who have problems with their genital organs, such as impotence.
relating to the body's blood vessels.
a blood vessel that carries blood to the heart.
a type of insulin that starts to lower blood glucose within 1 hour after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours after injection.
a form of cholesterol in the blood; high levels may be related to cardiovascular disease.
surgery to restore sight in which the surgeon removes the cloudy vitreous humor in the eye and replaces it with a salt solution.
the clear gel that lies behind the eye's lens and in front of the retina.
to urinate; to empty the bladder.
steps taken to ensure that a wound such as a foot ulcer heals correctly. People with diabetes need to take special precautions so wounds do not become infected.
a carbohydrate-based sweetener found in plants and used as a substitute for sugar; provides calories. Found in some mints and chewing gum.