Obesity: a condition wherein the body fat present in the body is in excess of the normal. A person is defined as obese when the body mass index is 30 or more.
Obstetrician: a doctor who looks after and treats women who are pregnant and delivers babies.
OGTT: please refer to Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
Ophthalmologist: a doctor who treats eye disorders and other problems. An ophthalmologist is also in a position to prescribe glasses
Optician: health care specialist who hands out lenses and glasses.
Optometrist: an eye care specialist who is capable of testing and prescribing lenses and glasses and is also in a position to treat a few eye related problems.
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: a test conducted to ascertain diabetes or pre-diabetes. A blood sample is taken while fasting and after glucose drink. It is to check how the body responds to the glucose consumed.
Oral Hyperglycemic Agents: oral drugs taken by patients with type2 diabetes to treat their condition and keep the blood glucose level under control.
Orinate: please refer to Tolbutamide.
Overt Diabetes: diabetes that shows its definite signs in an individual. Signs would include heavy thirst and frequent urination.
Overweight: a weight which is more than the normal weight for the individual. An overweight person has a body mass index between 25-29.9