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    Some commonly used acronyms in the diabetes world

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    Some commonly used acronyms in the diabetes world

    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Apr 08 2015, 12:16

    Many of us use acronyms around various forums and blogs,but for those who are new to health fora or unsure I've listed a few of the more common ones below...

    DN=Diabetes nurse

    DSN=Diabetes specialist nurse or sometimes Diabetes nurse

    BG's=Blood glucose levels

    BS=Blood sugar

    BM=boehringer mannheim,some diabetic nurses may still say "Taking a BM" Just another way of saying taking a blood glucose reading

    DP=Dawn phenomenon or liver dump which is responsible for high blood sugar levels on awakening

    BP=Blood pressure

    Endo=Endocrinologist who you may see if your diagnosis or treatment is not straightforward enough to be dealt with by a GP or Nurse alone

    FBG's=Fasting blood glucose levels

    OGTT=Oral glucose tolerance test,either by testing at home or in a controlled environment,blood glucose levels will be checked frequently over a 2hr period after consuming a measured amount of a glucose drink,results over 11.1 mmol @2hrs are definitive of a diagnosis of diabetes

    T2=Type 2

    T1=Type 1

    LADA=Latent Autoimmune diabetes in adulthood,also referred to as 'Type 1.5 diabetes'

    MODY=Mature onset diabetes in the young

    LCHF=Low carb high fat (The best way IMO)

    LCLF=Low carb low fat

    HCLF=High carb low fat (As seen recommended by DUK,the NHS and is a disaster for type 2 diabetes)

    DUK=Diabetes.org.uk,the charity

    DCUK=Diabetes.co.uk The big forum in red


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    Re: Some commonly used acronyms in the diabetes world

    Post by Mrs Vimes on Wed Apr 08 2015, 13:43

    WTF = blummin eck how high? I asked for a diet coke!
    PWD person with diabetes
    CGM continuos glucose monitoring
    DAFNE dose adjustment for 'normal' eating?
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    Re: Some commonly used acronyms in the diabetes world

    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Apr 08 2015, 15:04

    Thanks Mrs Vimes! I forgot about those ones! Wink Feel free anyone to add any more to the list as I don't know about you guys but when I was a newbie I didn't have a scooby doo what any of them meant!

    I also forgot IMHO=In my humble opinion,often used by Noblehead on DCUK when he's being sanctimonious and pompous! lol


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    Re: Some commonly used acronyms in the diabetes world

    Post by mo1905 on Wed Apr 08 2015, 18:16

    EIM- Everything in Moderation ;-)
    ETYM- Eat to your meter
    Basal- Background insulin
    Bolus- Fast acting insulin
    HbA1C- A blood test which gives a 3 month BG average (glycated haemoglobin)


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    Re: Some commonly used acronyms in the diabetes world

    Post by Eddie on Wed Apr 08 2015, 18:28

    17GMSCFSSS 17 grams of cornflakes and a splash of semi skimmed.

    SFWKY Saturated fat will kill ya.

    PC Portion control.


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    Re: Some commonly used acronyms in the diabetes world

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Apr 10 2015, 12:22

    Best one for me is LCHF - Low Carb High Fat .. sometimes known as Low Carb Healthy Fats

    All the best Jan

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