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Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook for general practice

Acronyms and initialisms

Last revised: 17 Sep 2020

ABI ankle-brachial pressure index
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme
ACEI angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor
ACR albumin-to-creatinine ratio
ADA American Diabetes Association
ADEA Australian Diabetes Educators Association
ADIPS Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
ADS Australian Diabetes Society
AGP ambulatory glucose profile
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
APD accredited practising dietitian
ARB angiotensin receptor blocker
AUSDRISK Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool
BGL blood glucose level
BMI body mass index
BP blood pressure
CCM Chronic Care Model
CGM continuous glucose monitoring
CKD chronic kidney disease
CrCI creatinine clearance rate
CSII continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion
CVD cardiovascular disease
DDS Diabetes Distress Scale
DiRECT Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DMiP diabetes mellitus in pregnancy
DOAC direct oral anticoagulants
DPP-4i dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor
DR diabetes-related retinopathy
dTpa diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis
eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate
FBG fasting blood glucose
FGM flash glucose monitoring
FITTER Forum for Injection Technique and Therapy Expert Recommendations
GAD glutamic acid decarboxylase
G-CSF granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
GDM gestational diabetes mellitus
GI glycaemic index
GLP-1 glucagon-like peptide-1
GLP-1 RA glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist
GP general practitioner
GPMP GP management plan
HAPO Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome
HbA1c glycated haemoglobin
HDL-C high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol
HHS hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
IA-2 insulinoma antigen-2
IDSA Infectious Diseases Society of America
IFCC International Federation of Clinical Chemistry
IFG impaired fasting glucose
IGT impaired glucose tolerance
IUCD intrauterine contraceptive device
IWGDF International Working Group on Diabetic Foot
LADA latent autoimmune diabetes of adults
LAGB laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
MBS Medicare Benefits Schedule
MI myocardial infarction
MODY maturity-onset diabetes of the young
NDSS National Diabetes Services Scheme
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OGTT oral glucose tolerance test
OSA obstructive sleep apnoea
PAD peripheral arterial disease
PAID Problem Areas in Diabetes
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome
PCSK9 proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors
PHN Primary Health Network
PHQ-2 Patient health questionnaire-2
PHQ-9 Patient health questionnaire-9
QEBR qualified evidence-based recommendation
RACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RBG random blood glucose
RCT randomised controlled trial
RPE rate of perceived exertion
RR relative risk
SGLT2 sodium glucose co-transporter 2
SGLT2i sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor
SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
SINBAD Site, Ischaemia, Neuropathy, Bacterial infection, Area, Depth
SMBG self-monitoring of blood glucose
SNAP smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity
TBI toe brachial index
TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
TZD thiazolidinedione
UACR urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio
VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor
VLED very low energy diet
13vPCV 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
23vPPV 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

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