Diabetic Terms And Definitions E-F

Diabetic Terms And Definitions E-F


Edema - A abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin, in various body tissues or in one or more cavities of the body that causes swelling, is called edema. Edema (American English) or Oedema (British English) can be a side effect of certain medications, including diabetes medications, and is sometimes associated with the beginning of insulin therapy. Formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy.


Fasting blood glucose - The level of blood glucose at its lowest. The level of blood glucose, usually eight to twelve hours without food or beverages or after a meal. Blood glucose level first thing in the morning after an overnight fast.

Food Exchange - A reference to a portion of a type of food. Part of a system of eating called the exchange system that diabetics use to follow a special diet or meal plan by categorizing foods into different groups and serving sizes, such as starches and vegetables.

Fructose - A naturally occurring sugar found in fruit, corn syrup and honey.