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glossary:blood_sugar [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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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 [[cell]]s in the body. Cells 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, carbohydrate. 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.|
|+||Common Misspellings: blod glucose |