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Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control in diabetics for instance.

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Dr. Ronald Widman answered:

What is glucose?

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It is a sugar your body uses for energy
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What is glucose challenge?

Screening test.

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During the glucose challenge test, you will have to drink a sugary liquid (the glucose) and then they'll draw your blood one hour later. This tests to see how well you process sugar. If the test is too high, it means you can't process the sugar effectively, and you might be at risk for diabetes. It's often done in pregnant woman to test for gestational diabetes.
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta answered:

what is good glucose level?

Normal is good

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If your blood sugar is in the normal range it is "good". Normal blood sugar is <110; a better test is a1c, which should be <6%.
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Dr. Alvin H. Fried answered:

How is glucose broken down?

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The first step in breaking down glucose is an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. There are then a number of steps regulated by enzymes and the eventual result is carbon dioxide and water.
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How do glucose meters work?

By concentration.

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These work by taking a sample of blood (0.3-1uL), and spread on a test strip containing chemicals that react with the glucose in the blood (glucose oxidase or glucose dehydrogenase). After about 3 seconds, the value is displayed in mg/dL or mmol/L. There are many models with many features, llike a clock and memory.
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Is glucose a type of sugar?

Yes

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yes, glucose is a form of as are fructose, and lactose.
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Is food composed of glucose?

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Glucose is the body's main source of fuel from food. Even if a main ingredient isn't glucose, the components of food ultimately end up as a potential source of glucose. The body uses proteins, carbs, and fat to make glucose when it is necessary.
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Dr. Philip A. Kern answered:

How do glucose readings work?

Diabetes educator

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Sounds like you need training in your diabetes. Many endocrinologists work with a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who is specially trained to teach you about your diabetes and how to manage it. You should look in your area for someone like this.
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Dr. Zoey Goore answered:

What id normal glucose level?

Glucose level

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Normal glucose levels are typically between 80 and 120.
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What is test rdw and glucose?

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It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the rdw test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. Glucose means th sugar in the bloodstream .if it is high it could be a aign of diabetes in certain cases. It is unrelated to rdw
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