Diabetes Dictionary

This quick reference is your comprehensive lookup of diabetes terms and their meanings.

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Fats -  One of the three main classes of foods and a source of energy in the body. Fats help the body use some vitamins and keep the skin healthy. They also serve as energy stores for the body. In food, there are three types of fats: saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated.
Fibre -  A substance found in foods that come from plants. Fibre helps in the digestive process and is thought to lower cholesterol and help control blood glucose (sugar). The two types of fibre in food are soluble and insoluble.
Fit -  A convulsion or seizure that can be a symptom of severe or untreated hypoglycaemia.
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