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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
 

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

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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)
 

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

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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! :)
 

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With all these abbreviations you could amost write a whole post just using the abbreviations.
 
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How about adding SAD Standard American Diet?
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
The tests we take before meals are not considered fastings, unless there has been eight or more hours since eating anything. There is no need to label them 'morning' or 'premeal' or anything else. Unless you've gone over eight hours without eating, the reading is NOT a fasting reading because you haven't been fasting.
 

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MFG morning fasting glucose
As well as what Shanny said; you don't want to confuse people by making up acronyms that are already acronyms. The acronym MFG is commonly used as an abbreviation for Manufacturer/Manufacturing.
 
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