What is Blood Sugar?by Kumar J. journalist
Blood sugar or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose present in the blood of a human or animal. Blood glucose is a tightly regulated biochemical parameter in blood. Recommended Features
- Blood sugar - a misnomer
- Normal levels of blood glucose
- Normal fluctuations in levels of glucose
- Imbalances of glucose levels in blood
- To convert blood glucose readings between the two units
Review on What is Blood Sugar?The term 'blood sugar' is a misnomer since it means only glucose. Yet there are other sugars besides glucose that are present in blood.
Food contains several different types of sugars e.g. fructose from fruits, galactose and lactose from milk and dairy, sorbitol, xylose, maltose etc. These sugars are inert with regard to the human metabolism and its regulation by insulin hormone and thus blood sugar tends to refer to glucose alone.
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