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    hypothesis. Glucose metabolism is primordial for the correct functioning of the body, an equilibrium in its levels could lead to diseases and ultimately death. Glucose is used as energy source for muscle contraction as its breakdown produce ATP (Chen et al., 2010). Blood glucose levels (BGL) are regulated by hormones produced in the pancreas; Insulin (Perelis et al., 2015) and Glucagon (Tirosh, 2014), which work together to maintain healthy levels in the body. Insulin promote glucose uptake from

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    Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels Maintaining normal blood glucose levels greatly reduces the risk of experiencing complications due to diabetes. Whether an individual has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, regular use of a glucose monitor to determine blood sugar levels will help determine what adjustments to diet, oral medications, or insulin injections may be necessary to achieve good control. What's Glucose? Glucose is a simple form of sugar. Dextrose, fructose, sucrose and other forms of

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    Effect of Glucose Levels on the Brain

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    body’s weight, the brain uses approximately 75% of the glucose in the blood, making it the by far the most metabolically expensive organ in the human body (Dunbar, 1998; Kahn, 2005). Glucose (the main type of sugar in the blood) is the primary source of energy for the brain and for the rest of the body. When glucose levels are high, excess glucose is converted and stored as glycogen, which can later be metabolically converted back to glucose and used for energy. The energy cost is especially high

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    high levels of insulin that slow down one's metabolism. With all the hype of low-carb diets, low-carb snacks and other foods have swept the grocery store shelves. In an attempt to measure the affect some of these foods have on blood glucose and insulin levels, a moderate-carb energy bar was tested and compared to two controls; white bread, having a high carb content and chicken breast, consisting of mostly protein with zero percent carbs. The results of the test showed a decrease in glucose in the

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    Diabetes

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    Diabetes, a disease associated with serious complications and premature death, is known as a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production and/or insulin action. Most that do not know much about the disease would suspect there was only one type when there are 3 forms of diabetes. Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes are the three most common cases the most diabetes patients are diagnosed with. Type 1 diabetes, which is usually known

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    maintenance of a stable internal environment within tolerance limits, this is the restricted range of conditions where cellular operations effectively work at a consistent rate and maintain life. These conditions include temperature, blood glucose levels, pupil diameter control and many more. Homeostasis actually means 'unchanging', but that is not a true description of biological systems. DYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM is a more accurate description. (1) "An amoeba, a single celled organism

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    Technology and Diabetes

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    specifically in the advancements for the cure and treatments of diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus is a disease in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body’s tissues absorb glucose which is sugar, so it can be used as a source of energy. Glucose levels build up in the blood and urine which causes excessive urination, thirst, hunger, and problems with fat and protein metabolism in a diabetic person. Diabetes is very common in the United States; it is the seventh

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    Diabetes

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    Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) Diabetes is a disease characterized by excessive urination. Diabetes mellitus is caused by insufficient insulin production or lack of responsiveness to insulin, resulting in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels). There are 2 primary types of diabetes mellitus, type I (insulin-dependent or juvenile-onset), which may be caused by an autoimmune response, and type II (non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset). Diabetes insipidus is typically due to hormonal dysregulation

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    Diabetes

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    Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that "occurs when the body is unable to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose to enter the cells of the body and generate the body's energy" (Ebony, 115). Diabetes is a disease that affects approximately 3% of the world' population. In American alone, 10.3 million people report having diabetes, while an estimated 10 million more individuals may have undiagnosed diabetes (Morwessel, 540). The gene for diabetes is located

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    Alcohol and Nutrition

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    into the blood. In addition, nutritional deficiencies themselves may lead to further absorption problems. For example, foliate deficiency alters the cells lining the small intestine, which in turn impairs absorption of water and nutrients including glucose, sodium, and additional foliate. Even if nutrients are digested and absorbed, alcohol can prevent them from being fully utilized by altering their transport, storage, and excretion. Decreased liver stores of vitamins such as vitamin A and increased

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