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Lesson 2.3 Life with Diabetes

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Hemoglobin A1c
A test that measures the level of hemoglobin A1c in the blood as a means of determining the average blood sugar concentrations for the preceding two to three months.
Hyperglycemia
High blood sugar
Hypertonic
A solution that has a higher concentration of solutes than another.
Hypotonic
A solution that has a lower concentration of solutes than another.
Isotonic
A solution that has the same solute concentration as another solution.
Osmosis
Diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration
Solute
A substance that is dissolved in a solution.
Solution
A mixture that forms when one substance dissolves another.
Solvent
In a solution, the substance in which the solute dissolves.
Hypoglycemia
Low blood sugar.
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