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What is blood glucose?

Blood glucose, or blood sugar, is the main sugar found in your blood. It is your body's primary source of energy. It comes from the food you eat. Your body breaks down most of that food into glucose and releases it into your bloodstream. When your blood glucose goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to be used for energy.

For people with diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin, can't use it as well as it should, or both. Too much glucose stays in your blood and doesn't reach your cells.

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  1. Hyperglycemia (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... and doesn't reach your cells. What is hyperglycemia? Hyperglycemia means high blood glucose. It most often affects ... and doesn't reach your cells. What causes hyperglycemia? A key part of managing diabetes is controlling ...
  2. Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose) (American Diabetes Association)  
    Hyperglycemia/Start Here ... Hyperglycemia ... American Diabetes Association ... Find out what causes hyperglycemia, learn about the symptoms, effective treatments, ...
  3. Hyperglycemia is abnormally high blood sugar. The medical term for blood sugar is blood glucose. This article discusses hyperglycemia in infants. Hyperglycemia can occur at any age.
  4. ... sugar ( hypoglycemia ) Recognize and treat high blood sugar ( hyperglycemia ) Plan healthy meals Monitor your blood sugar (glucose) ...
  5. ... sugar is also called high blood glucose, or hyperglycemia. High blood sugar almost always happens in people ...
  6. Hyperglycemia in Diabetes (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Diabetes Complications/Specifics ... Diabetes Complications ... Hyperglycemia/Start Here ... Hyperglycemia ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  7. Hyperglycemia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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  8. Blood Glucose/Related Issues ... Blood Glucose ... American Foundation for the Blind
  9. Hyperglycemia and Diabetes (Nemours Foundation)  
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  10. Images ... Islets of Langerhans contain beta cells and are located within the pancreas. Beta cells produce insulin. Insulin is the main ...
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