Common Diabetes Daily Acronyms and Abbreviations

• A1c – Blood test which measures average glucose level over roughly the past 3 months
• ADAG – A1c-Derived Average Glucose
• ADE – Adverse Drug Event
• ALA – Alpha Lipoic Acid
• AST – Alternate Site Testing
• BG – Blood Glucose Level
• BGM – Blood Glucose Monitor or Meter
• BMI – Body Mass Index
• BMR – Basal Metabolic Rate
• BP – Blood Pressure
• BG – Blood Glucose Level (we don’t use the term blood sugar or bs)
• BUN – Blood Urea Nitrogen
• CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• CCU – Critical Care Unit
• CGMS – Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
• CHF – Congestive Heart Failure
• CKD – Chronic Kidney Disease
• COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
• CR – Controlled Release
• CRP – C-Reactive Protein
• CVD – Cardiovascular Disease
• CWD – Children With Diabetes
• DAFNE – Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating
• DCCT – Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
• DIA – Duration of Insulin Action
• DKA – Diabetic Ketoacidosis
• DM – Diabetes Mellitus
• DP – Dawn Phenomenon
• DPN – Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
• DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis
• DX – Diagnosis or Diagnosed
• eAG – estimated Average Glucose
• EMG – Electromyogram
• ER – Extended Release
• FBG – Fasting Blood Glucose
• FPG – Fasting Plasma Glucose
• GAD – Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase
• GDM – Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
• GFR – Glomerular Filtration Rate
• GI – Gastrointestinal
• GI – Glycemic Index
• GP – General Practitioner
• GTT – Glucose Tolerance Test
• HbA1c – Blood test which measures average glucose level over roughly the past 3 months
• HHNKS – Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome or State
• HOMA – Homeostasis Model Assessment
• Hypo – Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
• I:C – Insulin-to-Carbohydrate Ratio
• IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• ICA – Islet Cell Autoantibodies
• ICU – Intensive Care Unit
• IDDM – Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1)
• IFG – Impaired Fasting Glucose
• IGT – Impaired Glucose Tolerance
• IOB – Insulin On Board
• IR – Insulin Resistance
• ISF – Insulin Sensitivity Factor
• MODY – Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (also known as Type 1.5 on DD)
• NAFLD – Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
• OGTT – Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
• PAD – Peripheral Arterial Disease
• PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
• PN – Peripheral Neuropathy
• PP – Postprandial (After a meal)
• PPG – Postprandial Glucose (After a meal)
• RDA – Recommended Dietary Allowance
• RH – Reactive Hypoglycemia
• SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder
• SD – Standard Deviation
• SF – Sugar Free
• T1 – Type 1 Diabetes
• T2 – Type 2 Diabetes
• TDD – Total Daily Dose
• TDD – Transdermal Drug Delivery
• TIA – Transient Ischemic Attack
• UTI – Urinary Tract Infection