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  1. lil'Man'sMom

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    Please do not think I am stupid but sometimes I get lost when reading the Threads with all the Acronyms. I guess I just have not been dealing with D long enough to know all the abbreviations. Is there a place where I can educate myself or is it just knowing the proper terms to be able to attach an acronym.

    By the way my teenage sons need to educate me on the text messaging stuff too. I always run out of characters.
     
  2. Momof4gr8kids

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    YDMV = your diabetes may vary
    bg=blood glucose
    bs= usually blood sugar, but I am sure you know what else can be bs ;)
    You already know D=diabetes
    T1=type1 I am sure you know that one, too.
    MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL = all in laws mother, father, brother, sister....
    DH, DW, DS, DD D=dear, or darling, or whatever you want it to mean and husband, wife, son and daughter are the remaining initials.

    I guess we all get a little lazy at times and the shorter we can make our typing the better, lol.
     
  3. mollysmom

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    You're not stupid! It gets confusing, I agree.

    there is probably a list in here somewhere but I'll see if I can help with some

    IOB - insulin on board (fast acting insulin still active)
    MDI - multiple daily injections
    cgm - continuous glucose monitor

    hmm... what else is there.

    type anymore you are not sure about:)

    by the way I don't know what YDMV means?:)
     
  4. mollysmom

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    OH..that's what YDMV means:D
     
  5. Momof4gr8kids

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    That was coined by one of the families here, so it is pretty unique :)
     
  6. Lee

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    This is from a post a little while ago - hope it helps :D

    DD - dear daughter, not diabetic daughter like I first thought, same with:
    DS - Dear Son
    DH - dear husband
    DW- dear wife
    BS - Blood Sugar
    I:C - Insulin to Carb Ratio
    ISF: Insulin Sensitivity Factor (how much 1 unit of insulin lowers BS)
    IOB - Insulin on Board (how much insulin is still in the system after eating or corrections)
    TDD - Total Daily Dose
    MDI - Multiple Daily Injections
    YDMV - Your Diabetes May Vary (thanks Bad Shoes - also a great blog at:http://ydmv.blogspot.com/)

    Something else that confused me:
    Basal: Long acting (like Lantus - only on the pump it is the same insulin, just given at a constant rate, given to keep bs stable all the time- ha!)
    Bolus: Quick Acting (Like Novolog or Humalog - given to cover carbs)

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    DX - Diagnosed
    CGMS - Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems
    BG - blood glucose
    MIL - mother in law
    SIL - sister in law
    BIL - brother in law
    MM - Minimed
    DKA- diabetic ketoacidosis
    IDDM- insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
    NIDDM- non-insulin dependent
     
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    What does O/T mean?
     
  8. wilf

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    I believe it's "off-topic", meaning a non-Type1D post (eg. about something like a birthday, local event, joke or whatever).
     
  9. Judy&Alli

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    Thanks wilf that one i couldn't figure out lol
     
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    Some non-diabetes ones that are used are:

    IMHO=in my humble opinion
    LOL= laughing out loud
    GTG=got to go
    TTYL=talk to you later
    BBL=be back later
    BBIAB=be back in a bit
    TTFN=ta ta for now
    ROFLMAO=rolling on the floor laughing my a$$ off

    and one that teens may use when chatting.....POMS...parent over my shoulder....:rolleyes:
     
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    DIA - Duration of Insulin Action
    BOB - Bolus on Board (same as IOB)
     
  12. kelpie

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    I'm pleased you asked - saved me doing it! :) Some of them I've worked out over time.. but it saves the effort being able to read through the explanations..
     
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    When I first came on board, I saw people saying that their daughter had D. Then they would use DH, DS etc. I thought to myself, gee that family has so many family members with diabetes. That must be really tough. It took me a bit to realize they were refering to "Dear Husband, Dear Son.":eek:
     
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    Ah, but look what we all have learned from the Internet. Were would we be with out?
     
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    it took me forever to figure out MDI.:eek:
    Allene
     
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    I recently saw MODY being used here...what is that one?
     
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    Mature (or Maturity) Onset of Diabetes of the Young
     
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    SAHM - Stay at home mom
    SAHD - Stay at home dad
    BTW - By the way
    GMTA - Great minds think alike
    Ty - Thank you
    WTH - What the hey?;) may also contain 'F' at the end :p
     
  19. Gaia

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    I use many of these instant messaging online so I was familiar w/ most of them. You should have seen hubby's face after we got our cell phones & I texted him the 1st time LMAO. You would have thought it was greek! Since I discovered the autotext option of my phone, I put usual phrases it it just for him..."i love you; what do you want for dinner; YOUR kids are driving me nuts" LOL

    But here's one my bestfriend made up ( to me anyway) that comes in handy :D PITA - pain in the a$$ :p
     
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    We use PITA all the time around our house. Whenever Isabella is around and hears this, she thinks we're talking about food again. LOL!!
     

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