former term for Type 1 diabetes.
the body's system for protecting itself from viruses and bacteria or any "foreign" substances.
a drug that suppresses the natural immune responses. Immunosuppressants are given to transplant patients to prevent organ rejection or to patients with autoimmune diseases.
a condition in which a blood glucose test, taken after an 8- to 12-hour fast, shows a level of glucose higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. IFG, also called pre-diabetes, is a level of 110 mg/dL…
a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. IGT, also called pre-diabetes, is a level of 140 mg/dL to 199 mg/dL 2 hours after the start of an oral…
a small pump placed inside the body to deliver insulin in response to remote-control commands from the user.
the inability to get or maintain an erection for sexual activity. Also called erectile (ee-REK-tile) dysfunction (dis-FUNK-shun).
a measure of how often a disease occurs; the number of new cases of a disease among a certain group of people for a certain period of time.
loss of bladder or bowel control; the accidental loss of urine or feces.
an experimental treatment for taking insulin using a portable device that allows a person to breathe in insulin.