Ulcer: a break in the skin;
a deep sore. People with diabetes may get ulcers from minor
scrapes on the feet or legs, from cuts that heal slowly, or
from the rubbing of shoes that do not fit well. Ulcers can
Ultralente Insulin: a type
of insulin that is long acting.
Unit: the basic measure of
insulin. U-100 insulin means 100 units of insulin per milliliter
(mL) or cubic centimeter (cc) of solution.
and polyunsaturated) are missing one or more hydrogen pairs
on their chemical chains. They mainly come from vegetable
sources and fish.
build up of poisons because of kidney failure.
Testing checking urine to see if it contains glucose
(sugar) and ketones. Special strips of paper or tablets (called
reagents) are put into a small amount of urine or urine plus
water. Changes in the color of the strip show the amount of
glucose or ketones in the urine. Urine testing is the only
way to check for the presence of ketones, a sign of serious