emergency medical identification
grown or made inside the body. Insulin made by a person’s own pancreas is endogenous insulin. Insulin that is made from beef or pork pancreas or derived from bacteria is exogenous because it comes from outside the body and must be injected.
swelling caused by excess fluid in the body.
a test used to detect nerve function. It measures the electrical activity generated by muscles.
a doctor who treats people who have endocrine gland problems such as diabetes.
end-stage renal disease
see kidney failure.
protein made by the body that brings about a chemical reaction, for example, the enzymes produced by the gut to aid digestion.
a normal level of glucose in the blood.
one of several approaches for diabetes meal planning. Foods are categorized into three groups based on their nutritional content. Lists provide the serving sizes for carbohydrates, meat and meat alternatives, and fats. These lists allow for substitution for different groups to keep the nutritional content fixed.