Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Glossary of Medical Terms

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RD – Registered Dietitian: A health care professional who advises people about meal planning, weight control, and diabetes management. A registered dietitian (RD) has more training.

Retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease in which damage to the small blood vessels in the retina caused by high blood sugar levels can results in the loss of vision.  See illustration below:

Diabetic retinopathy

Rosiglitazone: An oral insulin sensitizing drug used in treating diabetes. (Brand Name: Avandia.)