An insulin pump is a small device about the size of a small cell phone that is worn externally and can be discreetly clipped to your belt, slipped into a pocket or hidden under your clothes. It delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin to closely match your body’s needs.
Continuous glucose monitoring is an FDA-approved device that provides real-time glucose readings, throughout the day and night, allowing people with diabetes to see their glucose levels and track how quickly they're increasing or decreasing.
Medical nutrition therapy is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms through the use of a specifically tailored diet devised and monitored by a registered dietitian.
Diabetes self-management education is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill and ability necessary to help a person care for his disease. This process incorporates the needs, goals and life experiences of each individual, as guided by evidence-based standards.
During a fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid, a small sample of tissue is removed from the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck, just above the neckline and is shaped like a butterfly, with two lobes on either side of the neck connected by a narrow band of tissue. Nodules or abnormalities in the body are often detected by imaging examinations. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a nodule is benign (non-cancerous) or cancerous. A needle biopsy, also called a needle aspiration, involves removing some cells—in a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle—from a suspicious area within the body and examining them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis.