AADE: American Association of Diabetes Educators
ADA: American Diabetes Association
BMI: Body Mass Index. A measure of total body fat, which takes into, account a person's weight and height.
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A U.S. governmental agency.
CDE: Certified Diabetes Educator. A health professional who is certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition.
CHO: Carbohydrate Also referred to as Carb(s)
CSII: Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (by insulin pump).
DCCT: Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, a research study.
DI: Diabetes insipidus. A different disorder from DM.
DIDMOAD: diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, optic atrophy and
deafness. Also called Wolfram Syndrome.
DM: Diabetes mellitus
DPP: Diabetes Prevention Program, a research study.
DSME: Diabetes self-management education DSME and DSMT have been in use for several years and are recognized by AADE.
DSMS: Diabetes self-management support This term came into existence in late 2012. The official definition is important and can be read in this blog. Presently, the AADE has refused to officially recognize this.
DSMT: Diabetes self-management training
FBS: Fasting blood sugar
FBG: Fasting blood glucose
FPG: Fasting plasma glucose
GAD: Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase. The presence of antibodies to GAD
(called anti-GAD antibodies) in the blood is an early indication of the
start of the autoimmune process in Type 1 Diabetes.
IDF: International Diabetes Federation
IVGTT: Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test
JDRF or JDF: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Now correctly listed as JDRF
mHealth: Mobile health – generally associated with devices and apps that can track certain health conditions. Diabetes is now included with a couple of apps.
NIDDK: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease:
A U.S. government agency that deals with diabetes; part of the NIH.
NIH: National Institute of Health
PHHI: Persistent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia of Infancy. An alternate
term for Nesidioblastosis.
RD: Registered dietitians are supposed to be trained to give us nutritional information to help us in our management of diabetes. Normally members of AND