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Information for owners of Canine's with Diabetes Mellitus 

Diabetes Mellitus Glossary

Peter A. Graham BVMS, PhD, CertVR, MRCVS

Dextrose
A type of glucose

Euglycaemia or Normoglycaemia
Normal blood glucose concentration

Glycaemic Control
The level to which blood glucose concentrations are controlled

Hyperglycaemia
High blood glucose concentration

Hypoglycaemia
Low blood glucose concentration

Hepatic
To do with the liver (adj)

Polydipsia
Consuming excessive volumes of water

Polyphagia
Excessive appetite

Polyuria
Passing excessive volumes of urine

Post-Prandial
After food

Renal
To do with the kidney (adj)

Renal Threshold
Blood glucose concentration above which glucose leaks into urine

Somogyi Overswing
Insulin induced hyperglycaemia

Spelling differs between Europe and the USA, so glycemic and glycaemic mean the same.

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The information on this site is general, and should not be used as a substitute
for advice from your veterinarian. Questions concerning your pet's health 
should be directed to your pet's health care provider.