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What are symptoms of glucose galactose malabsorption?

What are symptoms of glucose galactose malabsorption?

Lactose Intolerance: The disaccharide glucose and galactose is lactose, the main sugar in dairy products. Lactose intolerance is very common, particularly in adults. It occurs as a result of a deficiency in the lactase enzyme which breaks down lactose. Symptoms may include: gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. Treatment consists of avoiding dairy, but many take oral lactase supplements just before eating dairy. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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I need information about glucose galactose malabsorption?

I need information about glucose galactose malabsorption?

Lactose Intolerance: The disaccharide glucose and galactose is lactose, the main sugar in dairy products. Lactose intolerance is very common, particularly in adults. It occurs as a result of a deficiency in the lactase enzyme which breaks down lactose. Symptoms may include: gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. Treatment consists of avoiding dairy, but many take oral lactase supplements just before eating dairy. ...Read more

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Need an example of foods with glucose galactose and fructose?

Need an example of foods with glucose galactose and fructose?

Most likely..: Sugar free stuff with >60 cal serving see my diet sheet http://www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com/newsletters/_3_diet_sheet.Doc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between glucose, galactose and fructose?

What is the difference between glucose, galactose and fructose?

Simple sugars: Glucose, galactose, fructose, xylose, ribose are all monosaccharides that are different based on thei molecular structure and are the building blocks for more complex sugars or starches. Different foods or substances may have a different monosaccharide as their primary chemical. ...Read more

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The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?

Food Labels: Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol. Here are three websites about reading food labels: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition/ucm274593.Htm http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/taking-a-closer-look-at-labels.Html#sugar_alcohols http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more

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How do glucose meters work?

How do glucose meters work?

By concentration.: 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. ...Read more

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How is glucose broken down?

Enzymes: 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. ...Read more

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How do glucose readings work?

How do glucose readings work?

Diabetes educator: 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. ...Read more

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How does the body use glucose?

How does the body use glucose?

For fuel: It is utilized by the body much as a car utilizes gasoline. The energy produced by the breakdown of glucose provides the energy needed to run all the body's cellular functions, such as contracting muscles, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause fat malabsorption?

What can cause fat malabsorption?

Some infections...: ...Or sometimes the pancreas does not make enough of the enzyme lipase (as in cystic fibrosis). ...Read more

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How can I lower my glucose level?

How can I lower my glucose level?

Diabetes?: Following with a diabetes team would be optimal which would include your physician, a diabetes nurse educator, and registered dietician. Lifestyle modification is a must and involves changing diet, exercise, and healthy sleep. These guidelines are well-outlined in diabetes management so following with a trained team will always be to your advantage. ...Read more

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What are the normal level of glucose in men?

What are the normal level of glucose in men?

<126: Diabetes is diagnosed by two random fasting blood sugars of greater than 126 mg/dl. Fasting sugars greater than 99 are considered to be "pre-diabetic". Less than 70 generally is considered to be hypoglycemic. In diabetics, this can be dangerous. Blood sugars greater than 200 (non-fasting) are also considered abnormal. These are the current definitions but it's more important to judge symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the normal level of glucose in women?

<126: Diabetes is diagnosed by two random fasting blood sugars of greater than 126 mg/dl. Fasting sugars greater than 99 are considered to be "pre-diabetic". Less than 70 generally is considered to be hypoglycemic. In diabetics, this can be dangerous. Blood sugars greater than 200 (non-fasting) are also considered abnormal. These are the current definitions but it's more important to judge symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a glucose level of 46 of any concern at all?

Yes: That is too low it should be higher. There are many reasons for glucose to be low. The most common one would be diabetic medicine, then general illness, liver problems, or poor diet if this is happening consistently you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Glucose (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Malabsorption (Definition)

Inadequate digestion of fat, carbohydrate and protein absorption. Sx are lbm, abdominal bloating , gas ...Read more