Glucose

Definition of Glucose:

A sugar that is the simplest form of carbohydrate.  It is commonly referred to as blood sugar.  The body breaks down carbohydrates in foods into glucose, which serves as the primary fuel for the muscles and the brain.

Topics Related to Glucose

Adrenal Cortex

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“...Embryonically derived from gonad tissue, they make steroid hormones that control electrolytes, the management of fuels, the rate of anabolism, mineral metabolism, glucose metabolism, the general response to stress, and maintenance of nonspecific resistance...”

Adrenaline

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“...It initiates many bodily responses, including the stimulation of heart action and an increase in blood pressure, metabolic rate, and blood glucose concentration...”
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Adult Acne

...recommendation Nutritional Yeast
“High-chromium yeast is known to improve glucose tolerance and enhance insulin sensitivity [Diabetes 1980:29, pp...”

Alanine

...as a treatment
“...It supports the immune system and strengthens it by producing antibodies; it aids in the metabolism of glucose; it is an important source of energy for muscle tissue, the brain and central nervous system; useful in weight control...”

Alpha Lipoic Acid

...as a treatment
“...It promotes greater energy production by muscles and reduces the amount of glucose stored as fat...”

Asthma

...recommendation Tylophora
“...[J Allergy 1969;43:145-50] In a follow-up trial with asthma patients, an alcoholic extract of crude tylophora leaves in 1gm of glucose had comparable effects to that of chewing the crude leaf...”

Banana

...as a treatment
“...PMS: The vitamin B6 in a banana regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood...”

Beta 1,3 Glucan

...as a treatment
“...Source: Beta Glucan is a unique polysaccharide composed of glucose molecules extracted and purified from the cell wall of common baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae...”

Bladderwrack

...as a treatment
“...According to test tube and animal studies, this appears to give fucoidan several properties, such as lowering LDL cholesterol levels, lowering blood glucose levels, anti-inflammatory activity, possible anticoagulant effects, and antibacterial and anti-HIV activity...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Hydrazine Sulfate
“Cachexia (wasting) in cancer patients is produced by the cancer cells' partial metabolism of glucose, which leaves lactic acid as a by-product...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Hyperinsulinemia causes the pancreas to release a disproportionate amount of insulin; continued release of excess insulin results in sugar being processed too quickly and blood glucose levels dropping too low (hypoglycemia)...”

Catabolic

...related topic
“...Examples: the release of glucose by the liver, the combustion of glucose by cells...”

Cellulase

...related topic
“...Cellulose is a complex polymer of glucose and is considered a polysaccharide...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...Blood glucose was also significantly reduced in diabetic patients taking Chanca Piedra for 10 days...”

Chromium

...as a treatment
“...Chromium also increases glucose tolerance, another important aspect of artery protection...”
...related topic
“...By controlling blood sugar, chromium helps prevent the damage caused by glucose, which is called glycation...”

Cirrhosis

...related topic
“...All functions of the liver then decrease, including the production of glucose, processing drugs and alcohol, and vitamin absorption...”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...Other constituents of caffeine include volatile/aromatic oil, tannic acid, protein, dextrin, glucose, oil, wax, and gum...”

Copper

...as a treatment
“...Inadequate intake of Copper can result in such diverse symptoms as anemia, hypercholesterolemia, impaired glucose tolerance, pancreatic atrophy, cardiomyopathy, and increased mortality...”

Copper Deficiency

...the condition
“...Reduced thyroid function, cardiovascular disease, increased cholesterol, uric acid and blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, thrombosis, oxidative damage, skeletal defects related to bone demineralization and poor nerve conductivity (copper deficiency adversely affects electrocardiograms) – including...”

Dandelion

...as a treatment
“...This is probably due to the high amount of inulin (not insulin!), made of fructose chains, which may buffer the glucose levels in the blood...”

Dehydration

...the condition
“...Water ... Transports vitamins, minerals, amino acids, glucose, hormones, enzymes and other substances throughout your body...”

Diabetes Mellitus

...related topic
“A disease with increased blood glucose levels due to lack or ineffectiveness of insulin...”

Diabetes Type 1.5

...the condition
“...Other medications that stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin, slow digestion of carbohydrates, or reduce excess glucose production by the liver are often effective in controlling the blood sugar for a few years...”

Diabetes Type I

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Type 1 diabetes sufferers have high blood glucose levels because their body does not have enough of the hormone insulin...”
...relationship to Alzheimer's Disease
“...Diagnosis of diabetes was based on World Health Organization criteria using a glucose tolerance test...”
...recommendation Insulin Therapy
“If you have type 1 diabetes, and in some cases if you have type 2 diabetes, you need insulin injections to manage your blood sugar (glucose)...”

Diabetes Type II

...the condition
“...Beta cells are the cells that regulate glucose levels in the body by producing insulin...”
...our question about Vision disturbances
“...The acceptable range for fasting glucose is 80-110mg...”
...relationship to Alzheimer's Disease
“...Diagnosis of diabetes was based on World Health Organization criteria using a glucose tolerance test...”
...relationship to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
“By the age of 40, up to 40% of women with PCOS will have Type II diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...An important level of glucose control called a1c fell on average by 1...”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“...High-fiber supplements, such as pectin from fruit, have been found to improve glucose tolerance in some studies...”
...recommendation Supplemental Fiber
“...Researchers studied 13 diabetes patients whose daily dietary fiber intake was 50gm and recorded reduction in total cholesterol, triglycerides, pre- and post-meal glucose levels, and measures of insulin sensitivity compared to those on a 24gm per day diet...”
...recommendation Chromium
“Chromium combines with niacin to form Gluten Tolerance Factor (GTF), which works with insulin to help the body use glucose...”
...recommendation Alpha Lipoic Acid
“...It stimulates increased glucose utilization in muscle cells and significantly reduces human insulin resistance...”
...recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet
“...Both soluble and insoluble fibers delay the emptying of food from the stomach, slow the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, and thus moderate insulin levels...”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“..."Relation between dietary vitamin intake and resistance to insulin-mediated glucose disposal in healthy volunteers," Am J of Clin Nutr 63: pp...”
...recommendation American Ginseng
“...Diabetics experienced a significant reduction (20%) in blood glucose two hours after treatments, regardless of whether they took the herb before or during the meal...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Individuals with diabetic diarrhea usually have severe long-standing glucose intolerance associated with other diabetic complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy...”

Elevated Insulin Levels

...the condition
“Chronic exposure to refined carbohydrates and simple sugars can cause elevated levels of insulin, which drives glucose levels down...”
...recommendation Cinnamon
“...The typical 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon dose contains a phytochemical called methyl hydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP) which improves cellular glucose utilization and increases the sensitivity of insulin receptors in laboratory studies...”

Excess Carbohydrate Consumption

...the condition
“...Scientists measure that speed and compare it to how quickly after ingestion 50gm of glucose appears as blood glucose...”

Excess Phytates in Diet

...the condition
“...Fiber, along with its associated phytates, also provides benefits by regulating the absorption of glucose from starch...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...Biochemically, sucrose is a disaccharide (two sugars) that is broken down into two simple sugars, glucose and fructose...”

Fasting Blood Sugar

...related topic
“...after fasting), then the glucose (sugar) in the blood is measured...”

Gestational Diabetes

...related topic
“Gestational diabetes is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with the onset or first recognition occurring during pregnancy...”

Gestational Diabetes Tendency

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Glucose testing may begin as early as 16 weeks but will more often take place during week 24 to 28...”
...relationship to Aerobic Exercise Need
“Exercising during pregnancy stimulates glucose transport and can help control gestational diabetes without the use of insulin...”

Giardiasis Infection

...recommendation Probiotics
“...glucose); and stimulation of the immune response...”

Glucosamine

...related topic
“A compound manufactured from glucose used in building cartilage...”

Glucose Tolerance Test

...as a treatment
“The glucose tolerance test measures the body's ability to metabolize glucose: Patients with untreated diabetes have high blood glucose levels...”

Glycogen

...related topic
“A compound produced by the liver from glucose and stored in the liver and muscles...”

Glycogenolytic

...related topic
“Breaking down glycogen to glucose...”

Gymnena Sylvestre

...as a treatment
“...Gymnema is most often formulated with other ingredients that allow for the proper control of glucose levels...”

High Levels Of Triglycerides

...recommendation High/Increased Protein Diet
“Virtually every study in which the carbohydrate intake was low enough to convert the body's primary fuel from glucose to stored fat has shown a drop in total cholesterol and improvements in risk ratios of total cholesterol to HDL, with a dramatic decrease in triglycerides...”

High/Increased Carbohydrate Diet

...as a treatment
“...Complex carbohydrates are also preferred over simple carbohydrates by diabetics because they allow better blood glucose control...”

Homeopathic Growth Hormones

...as a treatment
“...When you raise HGH there is a corresponding elevation of blood glucose levels that could potentially create health problems...”

Honey

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Honey is composed of sugars such as glucose and fructose, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulfur, iron and phosphate...”

Hyperpituitarism

...the condition
“...goiter (enlarged thyroid); kyphosis or loss of disc spaces of the spine; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis), through laboratory findings (growth hormone level is high, even when patient receives glucose load; diabetes occurs in 30% of cases; elevated IGF-1; elevated prolactin level; elevated liver function; elevated blood urea nitrogen; elevated phosphorus; decreased free thyroxine; elevated...”

Hypoglycemia

...the condition
“Hypoglycemia is a general term used to describe a mixed bag of symptoms that are due to a derangement of glucose metabolism...”
...related topic
“A condition characterized by an abnormally low blood glucose level...”
...relationship to Heavy Metal Toxicity
“Heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead and thallium poison the glucose metabolizing catalysts, thus reducing the flow of energy throughout the body...”
...relationship to Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)
“Heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead and thallium poison the glucose metabolizing catalysts, thus reducing the flow of energy throughout the body...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“...The low body temperature patterns may affect the function of enzymes involved in glucose metabolism that could result in lower blood sugar levels which might contribute to sweet cravings...”
...recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet
“Soluble fiber delays gastric emptying, slows glucose absorption, and minimizes blood glucose swings...”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“Fruit contains several things that are of benefit, including a sugar (fructose) that does not cause wild glucose swings, trace minerals, and fiber which slows glucose absorption...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“Moderate exercise improves glucose metabolism...”
...recommendation Processed Foods Avoidance
“Refined carbohydrates are more readily absorbed than unrefined, and should be avoided in those with any glucose intolerance...”
...recommendation Glucose Tolerance Test
“The six hour oral glucose tolerance test is normally used to determine the type and magnitude of the glucose intolerance...”
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More topics Related to Glucose

Hypopituitarism

...the condition
“...This disease may also alter the results of the following tests: Growth hormone; Glucose test; Estriol – urine; 17-ketosteroids; 17-hydroxycorticosteroids; Treatment and Prevention: If the hypopituitarism is caused by a lesion or tumor, removal of the tumor or radiation or both...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...Processed, heated vegetable oils high in trans-fatty acids and linoleic acid (safflower, soy, canola, corn and sunflower), glucose (white sugar), asbestos, lead, mercury and other heavy metals, pesticides, air and water pollutants, progesterone, prednisone, morphine, tobacco, cortisol (in high doses), HIV, candida...”

Indian Long Pepper

...as a treatment
“...Indian long pepper is used for the following ... diabetes: reducing blood glucose levels in diabetic patients...”

Inositol

...as a treatment
“Inositol, an 'unofficial' B-vitamin, is a cyclic 6-carbon compound quite similar to glucose...”

Insulin

...related topic
“A hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to elevated blood glucose levels...”

Insulin Therapy

...as a treatment
“...Although all three affect the amount of sugar in the bloodstream, carbohydrates affect it the most: During digestion, carbohydrates break down into sugar and enter the bloodstream in the form of glucose, a simple sugar...”

Lactase

...related topic
“An enzyme that aids the body in converting lactose to glucose and galactose...”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...It's made up of two sugars coupled together glucose and galactose...”

Low Male Testosterone Level

...the condition
“...Once large study in 2008 found that men with testosterone levels below 250ng/dL were fatter and had lower HDL, higher triglycerides, higher blood pressure, and higher blood glucose – all serious markers of poor health and high risk...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Magnesium supplements have been found useful for: Angina, Asthma, Gall Stones, Menstrual cramps, High blood pressure, Hyperactivity, Glucose intolerance – diabetes and hypoglycemia, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Prevention of hearing loss, Kidney stones, Leg cramps, Migraine, Osteoporosis, PMS and Prostate health...”

Manganese

...related topic
“...It is involved in the metabolism of fats and glucose, the production of cholesterol and it allows the body to use thiamine and Vitamin E...”

Menopausal Issues

...relationship to Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome
“...The study found that a surprisingly high percentage of these women – nearly 1 out of 6 – developed impaired fasting glucose levels during this time...”

Muscle Cramps / Twitching

...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“...Amongst 300 patients in one study (185 female, 115 male) found to have relative hypoglycemia (a drop of 20% or more below the fasting blood sugar level during a 6-hour glucose tolerance test), 23% had muscular twitching or cramps...”

NADH

...as a treatment
“...No significant differences were noted in blood levels of glucose, insulin, triglyceride or HDL cholesterol...”

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

...the condition
“...various blood components such as albumin, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin/total, blood urea nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus, cholesterol, coronary risk factor, creatinine, GGT/LDH, globulin and glucose...”

Neurologic Testing, Conventional

...as a treatment
“...PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography) PET scanning (positron emission tomography) is based on the fact that the brain uses glucose for energy...”

Pancreas

...related topic
“...It releases insulin to help each cell absorb glucose to burn as energy...”

Peritonitis

...the condition
“...fluid – turbid, bloody, may contain fat globules; increased WBC; Gram's stain and aerobic and anaerobic cultures show multiple organisms; increased amylase; increased mononuclear cells and decreased glucose occur in tuberculous peritonitis...”

Phosphytidalserine

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Functions of PS include: increasing acetylcholine release and synthesis, increasing metabolism of glucose in the brain, enhancing enzymes involved in the release of neurotransmitters, modulating proper fluidity of cell membranes and preventing the aging of neurons...”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

...recommendation Weight Loss
“Weight reduction can not only reverse testosterone and luteinizing hormone abnormalities and infertility seen with PCOS, but also improve glucose, insulin and lipid profiles...”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...Virtually all of this oxygen use is for conversion of glucose to CO2...”

Poor Musculoskeletal Health

...the condition
“...health benefits are associated with musculoskeletal fitness, such as reduced coronary risk factors, increased bone mineral density (reduced risk of osteoporosis), increased flexibility, improved glucose tolerance, and greater success in completion of activities of daily living...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...In another study, topical Dilantin was compared with glucose analogs (honey) in patients with chronic leg ulcers over a 4-week period and showed superiority [Oluwatosin et al...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS A (Anxiety)

...the condition
“...Estrogens also affect mood by competing for pyridoxal-5-phosphate binding sites, stimulating hepatic tryptophan pyrrolase (shunting away from serotonin synthesis), and decreasing glucose tolerance...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS C (Craving)

...the condition
“...Glucose tolerance tests (GTT) performed on PMS-C patients during the luteal phase of their cycle show a flattening of the early part of the curve, whereas during the follicular phase (first half of...”

Problems Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

...relationship to Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome
“...of metabolic syndrome are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, including increased adipose tissue, reduced HDL cholesterol, and a trend toward increased triglycerides, blood pressure, and glucose in the genetically susceptible...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome
“...in females, or specific treatment for this lipid abnormality; Raised blood pressure: systolic BP > 130 or diastolic BP > 85, or treatment of previously diagnosed hypertension; Raised Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG): previously diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes, or FPG > 100 mg/dL (5...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...Whereas estrogen impairs homeostatic control of glucose levels, natural progesterone stabilizes them...”

Prolotherapy

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: A proliferative solution such as concentrated glucose is injected directly into the site of the weakened ligament...”

Refined Sugar

...related topic
“The term 'refined sugar' includes not only the "sugar" listed in ingredient listings, but also brown sugar, glucose, fructose and dextrose...”

Restless Leg Syndrome

...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“Based on afternoon glucose tolerance testing, many patients with RLS – particularly if they also have spontaneous leg cramps – appear to have hyperinsulinism causing functional 'hypoglycemia' during testing...”

Rhodiola rosea (Roseroot)

...as a treatment
“...During times of stress CRF leads a release of the catecholamines epinephrine and norepinephrine that alter blood glucose levels and serotonin synthesis...”

Schisandra Berry

...as a treatment
“...Some of its effects – similar to rhodiola – may be due to these adaptogenic properties, protecting against stressed-induced metabolic alterations in blood glucose and/or serotonin...”

Seizure Disorder

...recommendation High/Increased Fat Diet
“...Ketones, like glucose, are burned for energy, but indicate that either fat is being taken from body fat stores or dietary fat intake is high...”

Simple Carbohydrate

...related topic
“A simple form of sugar; glucose, lactose, fructose, etc...”

Stress

...relationship to Elevated Insulin Levels
“One of cortisol's undesirable effects is that it contributes to insulin resistance by decreasing the rate of glucose uptake, probably by blocking the insulin receptor...”

Sugar Avoidance / Reduction

...as a treatment
“...Other refined sweeteners to avoid are glucose, fructose and dextrose...”

Supplemental Fiber

...as a treatment
“...Dietary fiber is important to human health and nutrition because of its role in regulating glucose and cholesterol absorption, detoxification/elimination, and promoting healthy bowel function by serving as a pre-biotic...”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Because of the foods now eaten across much of the world, levels of glucose and insulin have in many cases gone out of control...”
...recommendation Low/Decreased Carbohydrate Diet
“...These refined carbohydrates not only raise glucose and insulin to unhealthy levels, but they also are devoid of the many vitamins, minerals, and vitamin-like nutrients our bodies need to properly utilize these foods...”
...recommendation Chromium
“...It also helps to regulate glucose levels and reduces sugar cravings...”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“Vitamin A has been shown to increase the efficiency of glucose disposal by insulin...”
...recommendation Zinc
“This trace mineral is instrumental in glucose regulation, the proper function of insulin and weight control...”
...recommendation Alpha Lipoic Acid
“...ALA stimulates increased glucose utilization in muscle cells and significantly reduces human insulin resistance/sensitivity...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Magnesium has been shown to improve glucose handling...”

Thiamine

...related topic
“A B-complex vitamin that acts as a coenzyme necessary for the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose, which is burned in the body for energy...”

Torn, weak, or Stretched Ligaments or Tendons

...the condition
“...In the modem Orthopedic medicine practice, this osmotic shock agent is primarily a concentrated solution of glucose, glycerin, and a very small amount of phenol...”

Turner's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Occasional Abnormalities: Dysplastic hips; Scoliosis; Tendency to form keloids; Cataracts; Tendency to obesity; Idiopathic hypertension; Diabetes mellitus; Abnormal glucose tolerance; Crohn's disease; Thyroid disorders; Ulcerative colitis;...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...UVB therapy is used to ... increase metabolism of cholesterol, uric acid, and glucose...”

Urinalysis

...as a treatment
“...035 is either contaminated, contains very high levels of glucose, or the patient may have recently received high density radiopaque dyes intravenously for radiographic studies or low molecular weight dextran solutions...”

Vanadium

...as a treatment
“Vanadium is an essential trace mineral, used in glucose (sugar) metabolism...”

Vinegar

...as a treatment
“...Diabetes One intriguing aspect of apple cider vinegar is its effect on blood glucose levels...”

Vinpocetine

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Vinpocetine has been used orally for many years in Europe to enhance memory and mental function by ... Increasing oxygen and glucose use by the brain...”

Vitamin B6

...related topic
“Influences many body functions including regulating blood glucose levels, manufacturing hemoglobin and aiding the utilization of protein, carbohydrates and fats...”

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

...as a treatment
“...P5P is crucial in a number of different metabolic activities including glucose production, niacin formation, lipid metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, hormone modulation and more...”

Weakened Immune System

...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“...Fasting not only forces the body to use stores of glucose and fat, but also breaks down a significant portion of white blood cells – many of which may be damaged or old...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...Losing as little as a 5-10% of body weight and maintaining that loss can significantly improve the health of obese patients by increasing glucose tolerance and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels...”

Zinc

...as a treatment
“...It is found naturally, and is also manufactured by the fermentation of glucose, typically by aspergillus niger, but also by other fungi...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... impaired glucose tolerance...”
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