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Hypoglycemia - Causes and Occurrences

Edited by Everlon Cid Rigobelo, ISBN 978-953-307-657-7, 250 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 10, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/864
Edited Volume

Glucose is an essential metabolic substrate of all mammalian cells being the major carbohydrate presented to the cell for energy production and also many other anabolic requirements. Hypoglycemia is a disorder where the glucose serum concentration is usually low. The organism usually keeps the glucose serum concentration in a range of 70 to 110 mL/dL of blood. In hypoglycemia the glucose concentration normally remains lower than 50 mL/dL of blood. This book provides an abundance of information for all who need them in order to help many people worldwide.