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Shanny 12-20-2011 05:11

Medical & Other ABBREVIATIONS commonly used on this site
 
A1c or HbA1c: test showing the percentage of hemoglobin that has glucose attached. Since average lifespan of the red blood cell (RBC) is 90-120 days, this test is commonly performed at 3-month intervals.

ADA
: American Diabetes Association

AS: artificial sweetener

ATP: adenosine triphosphate - a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions

BF: breakfast

BG or BS
: blood glucose or blood sugar.
BGL or BSL:
blood glucose level or blood sugar level.

BH:
better half
OH:
other half

BMI:
body mass index

BMR:
basal metabolic rate

BP:
blood pressure

BPC: bullet proof coffee

CC: cream cheese

CDA:
Canadian Diabetes Association

CDE:
certified diabetes educator

CGMS:
continuous glucose monitoring system

CHO or carbs:
carbohydrates

CO:
coconut oil

CVD:
cardiovascular disease

D:
diabetes of any type

DH:
dear husband
DW:
dear wife

DKA:
diabetic ketoacidosis. A condition of high blood sugar combined with low or no insulin, which can cause coma and even death

DP:
dawn phenomenon

DM:
diabetes Mellitus

Dx:
diagnosis

Endo:
endocrinologist

ER:
emergency room
OR:
operating room

ETYM: Eat to Your Meter

FBG or FBS:
fasting blood levels

GABA:
Gabapentin. An anticonvulant drug used to relieve diabetic neuropathy, RLS and other issues.

GAD:
glutamic acid decarboxylase. GAD antibodies in the blood are indicative of type 1 or 1.5 diabetes

GI:
glycemic index
GL:
glycemic load

GP:
general practitioner

GTT or OGTT:
glucose tolerance test & oral glucose tolerance test

HbA1c, HA1c, HgA1c:
glycosylated hemoglobin
See A1c.

HBP:
high blood pressure = hypertension

HFCS: high fructose corn syrup

HMO: Health Maintenance Organization

HWC: heavy whipping cream

ISF: Insulin Sensitivity Factor

JERF: just eat real food

KR: ketogenic ratio

LADA:
latent autoimmune diabetes of adults

LC:
low carb

LCHF or LC/HF:
low-carb/high-fat as in way-of-eating (WOE)

MDI:
multiple daily injections

MG: Methylglyoxal

mg/dl:
milligrams per deciliter - unit of measuring blood sugar in the US.
mmol/l:
millimoles per liter - unit of measuring blood sugar in most of the rest of the world

MODY:
maturity onset diabetes of the young

MoE:
Method of Eating (also see WoE)

N=1: And experiment with the subject size being one person - you. Usually used to describe anecdotal evidence.

NHS:
National Health Service

OGTT:
oral glucose tolerance test

OP:
original post or poster - the one who started the thread to begin with

PCOS:
polycystic ovary syndrome

PCP:
primary care physician

PP:
postprandial - blood sugar level after having eaten

PWD:
person with diabetes

RH: Reactive hypoglycemia

RLS: restless leg syndrome

Rx:
prescription

SAD:
standard American diet

SC: sour cream

SD:
standard deviation

WNL:
within normal limits

WOE or WoE:
way of eating (also see MoE)

WPC: whey protein concentrate

VLC: very low carb

YMMV:
your mileage may vary; your results may differ from others, even though all are doing the same thing




WV Mom 12-20-2011 05:54

Thank you, Shanny! Very helpful!

Okay to add others? I thought of this . . .

BMR: basal metabolic rate

And then there's the most obvious one, which actually took me awhile to figure it out:

D: diabetes

I'm a little slow sometimes. :o:p

1970clea 12-20-2011 10:32

I have seen OP used to indicated Original Poster and have wondered what DH stands for when people are talking about their spouses?

Daytona 12-20-2011 14:17

DH = Dear Husband
DW = Dear Wife

Lloyd 12-20-2011 19:25

A few more that are often used online:

CGMS = Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
DP = Dawn Phenomenon
Dx = Diagnosed
GP = General Practitioner
MDI = Multiple Daily Injections
Rx = Prescription
SD = Standard Deviation
YMMV = your milage may vary (taken from the car ad disclaimers, meaning you may get different results)

NiceLuckyLady 12-20-2011 21:31

Thanks for doing this think will be helpful to all newbies.

SuzyQ52 03-04-2012 23:04

Thanks - this is helpful - especially if you are in "huh, what?" braindead frame of mind.

I had figured out the PWD, but it was a stretch for me. Before my husband became ill in 2000, I showed dogs as a hobby and to me PWDs are Portuguese Water Dogs! :)

NiceLuckyLady 03-17-2012 20:16

With all these abbreviations you could amost write a whole post just using the abbreviations.

jojeti 04-28-2012 23:38

How about adding SAD Standard American Diet?

kiwimagic 05-03-2012 07:00

you bewdy shanny
 
youre a bewdy shanny much appreciated. since been on this site I have become quite interested in learning more about my diabetes Im stepping up Cheers


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