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blood sugar

[′bləd ‚shu̇g·ər]
(biochemistry)
The carbohydrate, principally glucose, of the blood.
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High blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia) also may affect driving.
Van den Berghe noted that episodes of hypoglycemia were common but clinically inconsequential events; since blood glucose levels were measured every 1-4 hours in the ICU, hypoglycemia was detected early and dosing was adjusted accordingly
6) This MiniMed insulin-pump system allows diabetics to monitor their blood glucose levels throughout the day.
Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil) are good antidepressant choices for diabetics with depression, according to physicians, because these medications have few side effects and drug interactions and may minimally affect blood glucose levels.
This study - one of the largest and longest clinical trials measuring chromium picolinate's effects on blood glucose levels - underscores the nutrition supplement's beneficial role in helping manage type 2 diabetes," said lead investigator Nancy Cheng, MD, PhD, Senior Director of Tang-An Diabetic Clinic and Education Center in Beijing.
However, the tissues are resistant to the effects of the insulin, so the insulin that is produced may not be enough to keep blood glucose levels normal.
It is estimated that nearly 2,500,000 people in the United States perform daily self-monitoring for blood glucose levels.
People need to have a fully working blood glucose meter so they can monitor their blood glucose levels and if necessary bring their glucose levels back to a safe level.
Initially they were treated only with the standard diet given to patients after bariatric surgery, while researchers measured effects on blood glucose levels.
High blood glucose levels can lead to heart attacks, strokes and damage to the eyes, nerves and kidneys.
As part of a longitudinal study on aging done in Australia, fasting blood glucose levels were measured and correlated with the results of MRI brain scans in cognitively healthy, nondiabetic individuals over a period of four years.
A randomized, placebo-controlled study was performed in 17 non-human primates with dietary-induced Type 2 diabetes to evaluate the effects of a single intravenous injection of Mesoblast's proprietary allogeneic, or off-the-shelf, Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (MPCs) on blood glucose levels over an eight week period.