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    Glucose


    meyery2k

    From the Greek word for sweet.  A simple sugar used for energy by nearly all living organisms.  Constantly circulates in the bloodstream.  With the hormone, insulin, glucose is taken into the cells and used as fuel.  Blood sugar that is too high is referred to as hyperglycemia.  Blood sugar that is too low is referred to as hypoglycemia.  Chronic hyperglycemia is the clinical description of diabetes.

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