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blood sugar

noun
1.
glucose in the blood.
2.
the quantity or percentage of glucose in the blood.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • All fat and protein, won't spike your blood sugar at all.
  • Insulin is a hormone that helps the body turn blood sugar into energy.
  • One is the insulin receptor, or tiny cell structure, that controls levels of blood sugar.
  • As a result he's in constant danger of collapsing if his blood sugar levels fall beyond a certain point.
  • The tiny device made power from blood sugar while inside a living rat, and the animal suffered no side effects, researchers say.
  • They waited in lines to test the newest blood sugar meters.
  • When insulin's signals are ignored, blood sugar levels rise.
  • The chronic disease can mean frequent needle jabs to test blood sugar levels-and costly treatments.
  • Its levels are low in diabetic patients, who suffer from abnormally high blood sugar.
  • Dietary fats do not raise blood sugar levels or fat metabolism in the absence of enabling concomitant dietary carbohydrates.
British Dictionary definitions for blood sugar

blood sugar

noun
1.
(med) the glucose concentration in the blood: the normal fasting value is between 3.9 and 5.6 mmol/l
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blood sugar in Medicine

blood sugar n.

  1. See glucose.

  2. The concentration of glucose in the blood, measured in milligrams of glucose per 100 milliliters of blood.

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blood sugar in Science
blood sugar  
Sugar in the form of glucose in the blood. The concentration of blood sugar is measured in milligrams of glucose per 100 milliliters of blood.
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