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Diabetes Information

Pronunciation Guide

Chapter 7 of 7


beta cells (BAY-tuh) (selz)

carbohydrate (KAR-boh-HY-drayt)

cholesterol (koh-LESS-tur-ol)

circulation (SUR-kyoo-LAY-shuhn)

creatinine (kree-AT-ih-neen)

diabetologist (DY-uh-beh-TOL-uh-jist)

dialysis (dy-AL-ih-siss)

endocrinologist (EN-doh-krih-NOL-uh-jist)

gestational (jess-TAY-shuhn-uhl)

glucagon (GLOO-kuh-gon)

glucose (GLOO-kohss)

hemoglobin (HEE-moh-GLOH-bin)

hyperglycemia (HY-pur-gly-SEE-mee-uh)

hypoglycemia (HY-poh-gly-SEE-mee-uh)

immune (ih-MYOON)

injectable (in-JEKT-uh-buhl)

injection (in-JEK-shuhn)

insulin (IN-suh-lin)

ketoacidosis (KEE-toh-ASS-ih-DOH-siss)

ketones (KEE-tohnz)

microalbumin (MY-kroh-al-BYOO-min)

pancreas (PAN-kree-uhss)

podiatrist (poh-DY-uh-trist)

syringe (suh-RINJ)

triglyceride (try-GLISS-ur-eyed)

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National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

1 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892–3560
Phone: 1–800–860–8747
TTY: 1–866–569–1162
Fax: 703–738–4929

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established in 1978, the Clearinghouse provides information about diabetes to people with diabetes and to their families, health care professionals, and the public. The NDIC answers inquiries, develops and distributes publications, and works closely with professional and patient organizations and Government agencies to coordinate resources about diabetes.

This publication is not copyrighted. The Clearinghouse encourages users of this publication to duplicate and distribute as many copies as desired.

This publication may contain information about medications. When prepared, this publication included the most current information available. For updates or for questions about any medications, contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration toll-free at 1-888-INFO-FDA (463-6332) or visit Consult your doctor for more information.

NIH Publication No. 09-4016
October 2008

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