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Blood glucose level is the amount of sugar ([[Glucose|Glucose]]) in an individuals' [[Blood stream|blood stream]] at any given time<ref name="Diabetes UK Blood Glucose">http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/Diabetes_and_blood_glucose.html</ref>. Blood glucose levels can be measured using an appropriate test strip, a [[Blood glucose meter|blood glucose meter]] and a small needle to prick the patients finger with<ref name="Diabetes Care">http://www.mylife-diabetescare.co.uk/mylife-diabetes-knowledge-correct-measurement.html</ref>.  
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Blood glucose level is the amount of sugar ([[Glucose|Glucose]]) in an individuals' [[Blood stream|blood stream]] at any given time<ref name="Diabetes UK Blood Glucose">http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/Diabetes_and_blood_glucose.html</ref>. Blood glucose levels can be measured using an appropriate test strip, a [[Blood glucose meter|blood glucose meter]] and a small needle to prick the patient's finger with<ref name="Diabetes Care">http://www.mylife-diabetescare.co.uk/mylife-diabetes-knowledge-correct-measurement.html</ref>.  
  
 
The normal range for a healthy patient without [[Diabetes|diabetes is]] between 4-8 mmol/L however the values for a diabetic patient will fluctuate more due to the problems with their [[Insulin|insulin]]<ref name="Diabetes UK Blood Glucose Ranges">http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/blood-sugar-level-ranges.html</ref>.  
 
The normal range for a healthy patient without [[Diabetes|diabetes is]] between 4-8 mmol/L however the values for a diabetic patient will fluctuate more due to the problems with their [[Insulin|insulin]]<ref name="Diabetes UK Blood Glucose Ranges">http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/blood-sugar-level-ranges.html</ref>.  
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People with diabetes are more susceptible to [[hypoglycaemia|hypoglycaemia]] (which is low blood sugar) and [[hyperglycaemia|hyperglycaemia]] (which is high blood glucose) which can cause detrimental effects to the body<ref>http://www.visionaware.org/info/your-eye-condition/diabetic-retinopathy/hyperglycemia-and-hypoglycemia/125</ref>.
  
 
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<references />&nbsp;People with diabetes are more susceptible to hypoglycaemia (which is low blood sugar) and hyperglycaemia (which is high blood glucose) which can cause detrimental effects to the body.<ref>http://www.visionaware.org/info/your-eye-condition/diabetic-retinopathy/hyperglycemia-and-hypoglycemia/125</ref>
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Revision as of 16:35, 7 December 2018

Blood glucose level is the amount of sugar (Glucose) in an individuals' blood stream at any given time[1]. 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[2].

The normal range for a healthy patient without diabetes is between 4-8 mmol/L however the values for a diabetic patient will fluctuate more due to the problems with their insulin[3].

People with diabetes are more susceptible to hypoglycaemia (which is low blood sugar) and hyperglycaemia (which is high blood glucose) which can cause detrimental effects to the body[4].

References

  1. http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/Diabetes_and_blood_glucose.html
  2. http://www.mylife-diabetescare.co.uk/mylife-diabetes-knowledge-correct-measurement.html
  3. http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/blood-sugar-level-ranges.html
  4. http://www.visionaware.org/info/your-eye-condition/diabetic-retinopathy/hyperglycemia-and-hypoglycemia/125
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