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Importance of regulation of blood glucose concentration

Glucose is the only nutrient that normally can be used by the brain, retina, and germinal epithelium of the gonads in sufficient quantities to supply them optimally with their required energy. Therefore, it is important to maintain the blood glucose concentration at a sufficiently high level to provide necessary nutrition.

Glucose levels are calculated most usually to identify or to check diabetes. It is also significant to keep an eye on blood glucose levels during definite situations – for example: through pregnancy, pancreatitis and with growing age. The human body wants blood glucose or blood sugar maintained in a very slight assortment. Insulin and glucagon are the hormones which make this occur. Both insulin and glucagon are secreted by the pancreas and thus are referred to as pancreatic endocrine hormones. Usually, blood sugar levels stay within a narrow range during the day. A good level is between 4 to 8mmol/l. Regular testing of your blood sugar levels allows you to observe your level of management and assists you in altering your diabetes supervision plan if your levels aren’t within the predictable/suggested range. However, if you have a situation such as diabetes, pancreatitis, hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism or Cushing’s condition, it becomes even more significant to get the good sugar to manage. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is also necessary to keep good sugar levels to make sure both your own and your baby’s welfare