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

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Set-up menu -  The set-up menu of a pump allows you to program the pump's display for the time of day and the calendar date, to choose whether or not you want the pump to sound while delivering a normal bolus or a temporary basal rate, and to access the advanced menu.
Stress hormones -  Stress hormones (or "counter-regulatory" hormones) are released by the body in times of intense physical or emotional stress. These hormones cause the body to release glucose. If the glucose is not used as energy, hyperglycaemia and ketoacidosis can result.
Subcutaneous -  Subcutaneous means beneath the skin. The infusion set needle is placed subcutaneously.
Suspend menu -  The suspend menu for a pump allows you to temporarily suspend delivery of insulin and to resume delivery.
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