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Diabetes >> Diabetes Dictionary
Listed below are general diabetes-related terminologies and their meanings. Click on the alphabet to view the list of terms starting with that letter.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W X

 
  • 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


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