Understanding the processes behind the regulation of blood glucose

Nurs Times. 2004 Apr 20-26;100(16):56-8.

Abstract

Glucose is one of the body's principal fuels. It is an energy-rich monosaccharide sugar that is broken down in our cells to produce adenosine triphosphate. ATP is a small packet of chemical energy that powers the millions of biochemical reactions that take place in the body every second.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / physiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood*
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Insulin / physiology
  • Pancreas / metabolism

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Insulin