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
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
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
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/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
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
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:
I'm a little slow sometimes. :o:p
I have seen OP used to indicated Original Poster and have wondered what DH stands for when people are talking about their spouses?
DH = Dear Husband
DW = Dear Wife
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)
Thanks for doing this think will be helpful to all newbies.
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! :)
With all these abbreviations you could amost write a whole post just using the abbreviations.
How about adding SAD Standard American Diet?
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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