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 +The main sugar that the body makes from the food in the diet. [[Glucose]] is carried through the [[bloodstream]] to provide energy to all cells in the body. [[Cell]]s cannot use glucose without the help of [[insulin]].
  
 +Glucose is a simple sugar (a monosaccharide). The body produces it from [[protein]],​ fat and, in largest part, [[carbohydrates]]. Ingested glucose is absorbed directly into the [[blood]] from the intestine and results in a rapid increase in blood glucose. Glucose is also known as dextrose.
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 +Common Misspellings:​ blod glucose ​
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 +Blood glucose (blood sugar) refers to sugar in the form of glucose. The blood sugar level in humans is normally 60 to 100 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood; it rises after a meal to as much as 150 milligrams per 100 milliliter of blood, but this may vary.
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