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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.
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  • Team Management: a diabetes treatment method wherein expert advice is given by a team of doctors, nurses, dieticians and other medical care experts. Medical care is provided as a team effort.

  • Thiazolidinedione: oral drug used for the treatment of type2 diabetes. It enables the insulin to take sugar from the blood to the cells for its energy and making the cells more responsive to the insulin.  

  • Thrush: an infection which is seen as patches of white inside the mouth. When the fluid in the mouth has high blood glucose level fungus growth is activated leading to infection. 

  • Tight Control: please refer to intensive therapy.

  • Tolazamide: an oral drug that is used to treat type2 diabetes. It decreases the blood glucose level and enables the pancreas to make more insulin and helps the body in better utilizing this insulin.

  • Tolbutamide: an oral drug that is used to treat type2 diabetes. It decreases the blood glucose level and enables the pancreas to make more insulin and helps the body in better utilizing this insulin.

  • Tolinase: please refer to Tolazamide.

  • Triglyceride: the form in which fat is stored in the body. When diabetes is at an uncontrollable level, the triglyceride level would be shown at very high levels as well.

  • Type1 Diabetes: a condition wherein the body stops making insulin and the blood glucose level is very high. This happens when the immune system itself attacks the beta cells responsible for making insulin.  

  • Type2 Diabetes: a condition wherein the insulin produced is insufficient or the body does not utilize the produced effectively. The condition is seen in older persons but it has chances of developing in young people.

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