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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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  • UKPDS: United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study.

  • Ulcer: a sore or break seen in the skin. Diabetic patients usually get ulcers as their wounds heal slowly. It also has a chance of getting infected if not attended to at an early stage. 

  • Ultralente Insulin: insulin which shows its effectiveness for a prolonged period of time. The blood glucose level is brought down within 6 hours of administering the injection and it continues working for 24 hours its peak being at around 10-18 hours after the injection. It is also called U insulin at times.

  • Unit of Insulin: is the standard measure used to describe insulin. For example, U-100 would mean that the insulin content is 100 units in every millimeter or cubic centimeter of the solution, as the case may be.  

  • United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study: a study that took place to understand type 2 diabetes (1977-1997). It was learn that lowering the level of blood glucose would lower the risk of other complications arising from the disease.

  • U-100: please refer to unit of insulin.  

  • Urea: a product that is produced by breaking down the protein in the liver. This is actually a waste product which is filtered by the kidneys and removed from the body through urine.  

  • Uremia: a condition wherein there is a buildup of urea in the body as the kidneys fail to function effectively. The signs include, vomiting, nausea, weakness, loss of appetite and mental confusion.

  • Urine: a waste product in fluid form that is filtered by the kidney and removed from the body in the form of urine.

  • Urine Testing: a test of the urine sample to detect any kind of urinary disease or even other faults in the body. For example, the level of glucose can be an indication of diabetes. 

  • Urologist: a doctor who has specialized in treating urinary tract diseases and also who treats men for their genital organ problems.

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