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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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  • Vascular: anything that indicates to the blood vessels of the body.

  • Vein: one of the blood vessels that is responsible for carrying blood to the heart.

  • Very-Long-Acting Insulin:  insulin that takes effect almost within 1 hour of administering the dose and that which continues to work for 24 hours after the dose. 

  • Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) Cholesterol: a type of cholesterol found in the blood. A high level of this cholesterol could indicate cardiovascular disease.

  • Vitrectomy: a surgical procedure wherein the vitreous humor which has become cloudy is removed from the eye and this is substituted with a salt solution.

  •  Vitreous Humor: is a clear, transparent gel that is found in front of the retina and the back of the lens of the eye.

  • VLDL Cholesterol: please refer to Very Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol.

  • Void: emptying the bladder by urinating.   

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