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1. Acetohexamide (Dymelor)
A pill taken to lower the level of glucose in the blood. Only some people with non insulin -dependent diabetes take these pills.

2. Antidiabetic agent
A substance that helps a person with diabetes control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood so that the body works as it should. See: insulin .

3. Autoimmune disease
Disorder of the body's immune system in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys body tissue that it believes to be foreign. insulin -dependent diabetes is an autoimmune disease because the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cell s.

4. Basal rate
Refers to a continuous supply of low levels of insulin , as in insulin pump therapy.

5. Beta cell
A type of cell in the pancreas in areas called the islets of Langerhans . Beta cells make and release insulin , a hormone that controls the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.

6. Biotechnology
The industrial use of living organisms or biological techniques developed through basic research. Biotechnology products include antibiotic s, insulin , interferon , recombinant DNA , and techniques such as waste recycling. Much older forms of biotechnology include bread making, cheese making and brewing wine and beer.

7. Biphasic insulin
A type of insulin that is a mixture of intermediate- and fast-acting insulin.

8. Blood glucose
The main sugar that the body makes from the three elements of food--proteins, fats, and carbohydrates--but mostly from carbohydrates. Glucose is the major source of energy for living cells and is carried to each cell through the bloodstream. However, the cells cannot use glucose without the help of insulin .

9. Chloropropamide (Diabinese)
An oral hypoglycemic agent (a prescription drug that people take to lower the level of glucose in the blood). The pills work for some people whose pancreas still makes some insulin . They can help the body in several ways, such as by causing the cells in the pancreas to release more insulin.

10. Connecting peptide (C peptide)
An amino acid chain which connects the hormone s insulin and proinsulin and is metabolically inactive.

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