a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are at increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and for heart disease and stroke. Other names for…
a commercially produced combination of two different types of insulin. See 50/50 insulin and 70/30 insulin.
the blood glucose level taken before eating.
the number of people in a given group or population who are reported to have a disease.
the substance made first in the pancreas and then broken into several pieces to become insulin.
a condition in which fragile new blood vessels grow along the retina and in the vitreous humor of the eye.
a man-made substitute for a missing body part such as an arm or a leg.
1. One of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide protein include meat, poultry, fish, cheese, milk, dairy products, eggs, and dried beans. 2. Proteins are also used in the body for cell structure, hormones such as insulin, and other…
the presence of protein in the urine, indicating that the kidneys are not working properly.