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Macrovascular - Referring to the large blood vessels of the body.
Metformin - A tablet that lowers blood glucose levels by blocking the release of glucose from the liver. Usually used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, sometimes used for weight management in children with type 1 diabetes in conjunction with insulin.
Microalbuminuria - Leakage of small amounts of protein into the urine.
Microvascular - Referring to the small blood vessels of the body.
Millimole (mmol) - A unit for measuring the concentration of glucose and other substances in the blood.
Monounsaturated fat - A healthy fat that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Found in olive and canola oil, nuts and avocadoes.