Diabetes Dictionary | NSW | Australia

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This quick reference is your comprehensive lookup of diabetes terms and their meanings.

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Non-invasive blood glucose monitoring -  A way to measure blood glucose without having to prick the finger to obtain a blood sample. Several non-invasive devices are currently being developed.
Non-ketotic coma -  A type of coma caused by a lack of insulin. A non-ketotic crisis means: (1) very high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood; (2) absence of ketoacidosis; (3) great loss of body fluid; and (4) a sleepy, confused, or comatose state. Non-ketotic coma often results from some other problem such as a severe infection or kidney failure.
Nutrition -  The process by which the body draws nutrients from food and uses them to make or mend its cells.
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