Blood glucose level
Blood glucose level is the amount of sugar (Glucose) in an individuals' blood stream at any given time. Blood glucose levels can be measured using an appropriate test strip, a blood glucose meter and a small needle to prick the patient's finger with.
Hypoglycemia is caused usually due to an insulin overdose (common in type 1 diabetics), during or after intensive exercise, or during starvation. Hyperglycemia, however, is as a result of either insufficient insulin production (the issue for type 1 diabetics), insulin resistance (which is common in type 2 sufferers), or postprandial due to the consumption of food.
- ↑ http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/Diabetes_and_blood_glucose.html
- ↑ http://www.mylife-diabetescare.co.uk/mylife-diabetes-knowledge-correct-measurement.html
- ↑ http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/blood-sugar-level-ranges.html
- ↑ http://www.visionaware.org/info/your-eye-condition/diabetic-retinopathy/hyperglycemia-and-hypoglycemia/125