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Acronyms

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The Americans use a different scale than the rest of the world. Divide their numbers by 18 or times your number by 18. i.e.

 

U.S. 150 = 8.33

 

Everyone else 6.4 = 115 U.S.

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Gigem99
The Americans use a different scale than the rest of the world. Divide their numbers by 18 or times your number by 18. i.e.

 

U.S. 150 = 8.33

 

Everyone else 6.4 = 115 U.S.

If you don't feel like doing the arithmetic, you can use this conversion chart: Diabetes chart

 

To obfuscate matters more: in the U.S., BG's are usually measured in mg/dl (milligrams per deciliter), and elsewhere, they are measured in mmol/L (millimoles per Liter).

 

I'm fairly certain my meter (OneTouch Ultrasmart) can be set up to display either measurement.

 

Tom

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micks

Micks,

Thanks for the info people. It's a little bit hard when you are new to the system. I'll write the figures down & then do the sums.

Thanks again.

 

micks.

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micks

For Gigem99, I'm sorry, but I was going through the thread in a hurry & didn't even realise that you had put a link in for the diabetes chart. On reading again today I noticed it & it is a great way for me to keep track of what other people are saying. That'll teach me not to rush through important things.

 

 

micks.

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Bestjetsfan
Yep . . . sometimes extended to IMHO (humble opinion)
Or, for those of us with a law degree, IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion. Sometimes wrong but never in doubt.

 

We need more abbreviations. On my Wine Bulletin Board, this thread has hundreds of entries. You start with DRC - wine from Burgundy that not too many people can afford, and you work down from there.

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Mike M
Oh yeah - and FBG is Fasting Blood Glucose. But I can't seem to figure out how long need to F to get an FBG.

I believe usually refers to after going to bed until getting up. (Unless you eat in your sleep, then don't have a clue! :) )

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Mike M
Oh yeah - and FBG is Fasting Blood Glucose. But I can't seem to figure out how long need to F to get an FBG.

Since we have FBG propose BBG and ABG for before and after meals respectively. With possible modifier of BBGE and ABGE adding after exercise. :)

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Hammer
Oh yeah - and FBG is Fasting Blood Glucose. But I can't seem to figure out how long need to F to get an FBG.

 

You'll get many different responses to this, but I feel that not eating anything for at least 4 hours is a good fasting time period. While a lot of people feel that your morning wake up BG levels are a good indication of your fasting BG level, I don't think it is because of dawn phenomenon. Since DP can affect your morning wake up BG levels, I prefer to see what my BG is after I haven't eaten for at least 4 hours during the day. By waiting at least 4 hours after a meal, I know that there is no dawn phenomenon to worry about.

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PATRIC

this has been a great help....cleared up a lot ....now if I can remeber all of them !!

Be nice if there was simple list somewhere to reference with out having to scroll thru all this to find one particular term .

Am i missing that list somewhere on this site ???

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chadha

LTDC - Long Term Diabetes Complication.

PP - Post Prandial

ISF - Insulin Sensitivity factor

Diabetes Burnout - A state where you grow tired of managing your diabetes.

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MsMarginalized

PSA-medical test for Prostate specific antigen

 

OR

 

PSA-public service announcement (those awful STOP SMOKING commercials where the people lost their voice/voicebox or a limb or 2) here on Df it's used whenever someone has some information they'd like to share (maybe NEW or GROUNDBREAKING?)

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Hammer

To help people understand an acronym that I might use in a post, I always try to include what the acronym stands for. For example, "Most people find they have DP (Dawn Phenomenon) when they check their morning wakeup BG (blood glucose) levels. I think this helps anyone reading the post know what is being said. Once I've spelled out the acronym in the post, any other times I use that term in that same post, I'll just use the acronym.

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Rbubbaray

It is it can mean both  , I did social evaluation work for Facebook and gaming channels etc .but most of the ones i used is for gaming channels , because its live chat , like brb = be right back . Afk = away from  keyboard , plus when playing we use them because we may not have the time to type much . but in forums I do not use them as much . ttyl everyone { talk to you later } lol

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