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blood glucose

The principal sugar produced by the body from food, especially carbohydrates, but also from proteins and fats. Glucose is the body’s major source of energy, is transported to cells via the circulation and into the cells by GLUT1 and other glucose transporters, some of which (e.g., GLUT4) are regulated by insulin.
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blood glucose

Diabetology The principal sugar produced by the body from food–especially carbohydrates, but also from proteins and fats; glucose is the body's major source of energy, is transported to cells via the circulation and used by cells in the presence of insulin. See Glucose.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blood glucose

The levels of sugar in the circulating blood. Blood glucose is of critical importance in DIABETES in which the ideal of treatment is to keep the levels within the normal range of 3.5 to 5.2 mmol/l-an ideal seldom achieved.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about blood glucose

Q. does anyone have experience with a continuous blood glucose monitor?

A. Hi Mick, i did upload following document. Even if there is no copyright on it, I would love that you respect it. Use it for yourself and share it with your friends and nothing more. Thank you! You have to understand the whole thing first about Diabetes type 1 and/or type 2:

If you have any question about this article just ask me. I know this doctor personally and I wrote also already letters to newspapers about this topic which have been published.

We have to understand first what this handout express. Take it easy, I had also little difficulty to believe how simple in fact it is. People here has to understand fundamental things about food qualities. The faster you understand, the better you will manage your health and your life! Go for it Mick!

Q. what defines a person as having diabetes type 2?

A. In type 2 diabetes -- noninsulin dependent or adult-onset diabetes -- glucose levels rise because the body is resistant to the effects of insulin and the amount insulin produced by the body is insufficient to overcome this resistance. Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in adults over age 40 but can develop in younger people and children. People with a family history of type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of developing the disease. Most people with type 2 diabetes are overweight and physically inactive.

Other risk factors include: history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), polycystic ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and history of impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. People with metabolic syndrome (a combination of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, and abnormal ability to process glucose) are also at higher risk for the disease. Hope this helps.

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