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dc.contributor.editorSzablewski, Leszek
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-20T16:05:39Z
dc.date.available2021-04-20T16:05:39Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20210420_9781789855265_2542
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/67183
dc.description.abstractThe main source of energy for the body is glucose. Its low blood concentrations can cause seizures, loss of consciousness and death. Long lasting high glucose levels can cause blindness, renal failure, cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, and neuropathy. Blood glucose concentrations need to be maintained within narrow limits. The process of maintaining blood glucose at a steady state is called glucose homeostasis. This is achieved through a balance of the rate of consumption of dietary carbohydrates, utilization of glucose by peripheral tissues, and the loss of glucose through the kidney tubule. The liver and kidney also play a role in glucose homeostasis. This book aims to provide an overview of blood glucose levels in health and diseases.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::M Medicine and Nursing::MJ Clinical and internal medicine::MJG Endocrinologyen_US
dc.subject.otherEndocrinology
dc.titleBlood Glucose Levels
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5772/intechopen.73823
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy78a36484-2c0c-47cb-ad67-2b9f5cd4a8f6
oapen.relation.isbn9781789855265
oapen.relation.isbn9781789855258
oapen.relation.isbn9781839682223
oapen.imprintIntechOpen
oapen.pages138


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