beet sugar sucrose
from sugar beets.
1. glucose occurring in the blood.
2. the amount of glucose in the blood.
cane sugar sucrose
from sugar cane.
a mixture of equal amounts of dextrose
, obtained by hydrolyzing sucrose
; used in solution as a parenteral nutrient.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
d-glu·cose (G, Glc), (glū'kōs),
Dextrose; a dextrorotatory monosaccharide (hexose) found in the free state in fruits and other parts of plants, and combined in glucosides, disaccharides (often with fructose in sugars), oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides; it is the product of complete hydrolysis of cellulose, starch, and glycogen. Free glucose also occurs in the blood, where it is a principal energy source for use by body tissues (normal human concentration, 70-110 mg per 100 mL); in diabetes mellitus, it appears in the urine. The epimers of d-glucose are d-allose, d-mannose, d-galactose, and l-idose. Dextrose should not be confused with the l-isomer, which is sinistrose.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. Sugar in the form of glucose in the blood.
2. The concentration of glucose in the blood, measured in milligrams of glucose per 100 milliliters of blood. In both senses also called blood glucose.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
blood sug·ar (blŭd shug'ăr) Colloq. for plasma glucose concentration.
Amount of glucose in blood; measured regularly by patients with diabetes.
See also: glucose
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
blood sugar See BLOOD GLUCOSE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
blood sugar see BLOOD PLASMA.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
The concentration of glucose in the blood.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A dextrorotatory monosaccharide found in a free form in fruits and other parts of plants, and in combination in glucosides, glycogen, disaccharides, and polysaccharides; chief source of energy in human metabolism, the final product of carbohydrate digestion, and the principal sugar of the blood; insulin is required for the use of glucose by cells; in diabetes mellitus, the level of glucose in the blood is excessive, and it also appears in the urine.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about blood sugar
Q. I would like to compare old blood sugar and today´s blood sugar values or level. what is the difference?
A. i'm not sure understand the question...you ask how to do so? what does a difference mean? to compare with your old blood sugar test? others?
i would like to help but i think i'll need a bit more information...
Q. does anyone know the range for childrens blood sugar?
A. The range for children's blood sugar level is quite similar to that of adults, and should be below 126 mg/dl after a 12 hour fast, or under 200 mg/dl on a random testing. 2 following testings that show pathologic results define diabetes.
Q. I have Type II Diabetes, but have regular problems with low blood sugar levels. What should I do? I am an over 60 female who has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I was originally on Metformin, but my doctor discontinued it because I was having severe low blood sugar levels a lot (as low as 40). I have heard that putting me on insulin might help, but I don't see how since I have more low than high levels. Anyone have any suggestions or information about what I can do? (I do follow diabetic eating with proper food and frequent small meals, but that doesn't seem to help.)
A. i'm not sure about this but maybe because of your sensitivity to Metformin they want to move to insulin shots because they want accuracy. but as all it sounds a bit strange, cause most of the times they save that as a last resort. there's probably something else that's missing here...you asked them why insulin shots? More discussions about blood sugar
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