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Blood Glucose Levels

Edited by Leszek Szablewski

Medical University of Warsaw

The 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.

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Blood Glucose LevelsEdited by Leszek Szablewski

Published: January 8th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73823

ISBN: 978-1-78985-526-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-525-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-222-3

Copyright year: 2020

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8825 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Glucose Transporters

By Leszek Szablewski


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2. Molecular Basis of Blood Glucose Regulation

By Asma Ahmed and Noman Khalique


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3. Role of PI3K/AKT Pathway in Insulin-Mediated Glucose Uptake

By Ewa Świderska, Justyna Strycharz, Adam Wróblewski, Janusz Szemraj, Józef Drzewoski and Agnieszka Śliwińska


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4. Cardiovascular and Biochemical Responses in Exercise Recuperation in Diabetic Rats

By Luiz Augusto da Silva, Jéssica Wouk and Vinicius Muller Reis Weber


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5. Carbohydrate Metabolism in Hypoglycemia

By María L. Kennedy and Miguel A. Campuzano-Bublitz


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6. Symptoms of Hypoglycaemia

By Panagiota Loumpardia and Mohammed S.B. Huda


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7. Hypoglycemia: Essential Clinical Guidelines

By Thenmozhi Paluchamy


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8. The Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Metabolic Syndrome (MetS)

By Khalid S. Aljaloud


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