Diabetes Acronyms

Here are some commonly used acronyms for diabetes terminology that you might find on the forum. For definitions of these terms, click here.

A1c: Hemoglobin A1c

ADA: American Diabetes Association

AG: Autoimmune Gastritis

ATD: Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

BG: Blood Glucose, also referred to as blood sugar

BOB: Bolus On Board, also known as IOB

BS: Blood Sugar, also referred to as blood glucose

CD: Celiac Disease

CDE: Certified Diabetes Educator

CGM(S): Continuous Glucose Monitor (System).

D: Diabetes

DIA: Duration of Insulin Action

DKA: Diabetic KetoAcidosis

DOC: Diabetes Online Community

DP: Dawn Phenomenon

DU: Diabetes Unlimited (this website)

DX: Diagnosis

FBG: Fasting blood glucose

GI: Glycemic Index

GL: Glycemic Load

GV: Glycemic Variability

IDDM: Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

IOB: Insulin on Board

ICR I:CR IC RATIO: Insulin/Carbohydrate Ratio

IR: Insulin Resistance

ISF: insulin Sensitivity Factor or correction factor

JDRF: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JRA: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

LADA: Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults

LCHF: Low Carb High Fat diet

MAGE: Mean Amplitude of Glycemic Excursion

MDI: Multiple Daily Injections

MODY: Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young

NIDDM: Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (always Type 2)

NP: Nurse Practitioner

OC or DOC: Diabetes Online Community.

OTC: Over The Counter (vs prescription required)

PA: Pernicious Anemia

PCP: Primary Care Provider

PPG: Post Prandial Glucose (2 hours after a meal)

PWD: Person With Diabetes

RX: Prescription

SD: Standard Deviation for the BG trace of a CGM

T1 or T1D: Type 1 (autoimmune) Diabetes

T1.5: Type 1.5 diabetes, alternative name for LADA

T1DM: Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes mellitus

T2 or T2D: Type 2 Diabetes

T2DM: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

TAG: Total Available Glucose

TDD: Total Daily Dose of insulin

YDMV: Your Diabetes May Vary

Partial reference: List of NIH diabetes-related abbreviations

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Also seen as I:CR and just ICR

Whilst most T2s are IR, some are not. Just how many of the leaner, less insulin resistant T2s are misdiagnosed T1, LADA or some form (perhaps still unidentified) of MODY is unkown.

Also –

MAGE: Mean Amplitude of Glycemic Excursion

GL: Glycemic Load

GV: Glycemic Variability

TAG: Total Available Glucose