an oral medicine that lowers blood pressure; ARB stands for angiotensin (an-gee-oh-TEN-sin) receptor blocker.
hardening of the arteries.
a large blood vessel that carries blood with oxygen from the heart to all parts of the body.
a rapid-acting insulin. On average, aspart insulin starts to lower blood glucose within 10 to 20 minutes after injection. It has its strongest effect 1 to 3 hours after injection but keeps working for 3 to 5 hours after injection.
a dietary sweetener with almost no calories and no nutritional value. (Brand names: Equal, NutraSweet)
clogging, narrowing and hardening of the body's large arteries and medium-sized blood vessels. Atherosclerosis can lead to stroke, heart attack, eye problems and kidney problems.
disorder of the body's immune system in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys body tissue that it believes to be foreign.
a type of neuropathy affecting the lungs, heart, stomach, intestines, bladder or genitals.
a type of damage to the retina of the eye marked by bleeding, fluid accumulation and abnormal dilation of the blood vessels. Background retinopathy is an early stage of diabetic retinopathy. Also called simple or nonproliferative (non-pro-LIF-er-uh-tiv) retinopathy.
a steady trickle of low levels of longer-acting insulin, such as that used in insulin pumps.