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

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Meal plan -  A guide for controlling the amount of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats a person eats. People with diabetes can use such plans as the Exchange Lists or the Point System to help them plan their meals so that they can keep their diabetes under control. See also: Exchange lists; point system.
Menu -  The menu is a list of options shown on the pump display screen. Most pumps are "menu-driven."
Metabolism -  The term for the way cells chemically change food so that it can be used to keep the body alive. It is a two-part process. One part is called catabolism-when the body uses food for energy. The other is called anabolism-when the body uses food to build or mend cells. Insulin is necessary for the metabolism of food.
MMOL/L -  is the unit used to measure blood glucose levels. It is the abbreviation for millimoles of glucose per litre of blood.
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