Leszek Szablewski

Medical University of Warsaw

Leszek Szablewski is a professor of Medical Sciences. He received his M.S. in Faculty of Biology from University of Warsaw and PhD degree from Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences. He habilitated in Medical University of Warsaw, and he obtained degree of Professor from the President of Poland. Professor Szablewski is the Head of Chair and Department of General Biology and Parasitology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in journals. Other recognitions include author of 1 book, author of 4 book chapters, editor of 3 books, 10 scripts for students, ad hoc reviewer over 30 peer-reviewed journals, and editorial member of peer-reviewed journal. He works on damages of glucose homeostasis due to various diseases.

2books edited

4chapters authored

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Most tissues and organs, such as the brain, need glucose constantly, as an important source of energy. The low blood concentrations of glucose (hypoglycemia) can cause seizures, loss of consciousness, and death. On the other hand, long lasting elevation of blood glucose concentrations (hyperglycemia) can result in blindness, renal failure, cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, and neuropathy. Therefore, blood glucose concentrations need to be maintained within narrow limits. The process of maintaining blood glucose at a steady-state level is called glucose homeostasis. This is accomplished by the finely hormone regulation of peripheral glucose uptake (glucose utilization), hepatic glucose production and glucose uptake during carbohydrates ingestion.

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