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Glucose (C6H12O6) is a simple monosaccharide and monomer of carbohydrates. Glucose provides energy for cellular processes and aids metabolism within the body. When food is ingested, the carbohydrates within the food are broken down into glucose molecules. Blood glucose content is significant in determining an individual's overall state of health. An elevated blood glucose level is called hyperglycemia and a deficient blood glucose level is called hypoglycemia. When an individual is hyperglycemic and cannot properly regulate their blood glucose level they are considered diabetic. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system attacking pancreatic beta cells (cells that produce insulin) and Type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. [MedlinePlus Encyclopedia:003482] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 葡萄糖
Synonyms: Glu;Gluc;右旋糖;葡糖
fr-CA French (Canada) Glucose
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Glükoos
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Glucosa
it-IT Italian (Italy) Glucosio
el-GR Greek (Greece) Γλυκόζη
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Glukoz
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Глюкоза
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) glucose
fr-BE French (Belgium) Glucose
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Glukoza