blood sugar


Definition of blood sugar 

: the glucose in the blood also : its concentration (as in milligrams per 100 milliliters)

Examples of blood sugar in a Sentence

As a diabetic, he needs his blood sugar to stay at the right levels.

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O’Connell believes this is the range where a person with diabetes can exercise without experiencing dangerous spikes or drops in blood sugar, called hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Rebecca Lurye,, "New Haven's FitScript Partners With American Diabetes Association," 28 June 2018 Additionally, sensors are being built to measure the contents of sweat, including blood sugar, which could one day help diabetics, and ethanol, which can tell if someone’s been drinking. Angela Chen, The Verge, "You can learn a lot about health — and crime — through sweat," 14 May 2018 More insulin in the blood causes a rise in blood sugar, which can lead to Type 2 Diabetes. Brian Maher,, "5 reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with weight loss," 2 Apr. 2018 When the boy’s doctor took a reading of Jacoby’s blood sugar, the family was told to rush to the ER. Fortune, "Tech’s Next Big Wave: Big Data Meets Biology," 19 Mar. 2018 Without medication, her blood sugar could have spiked to a dangerously high level. Christopher Elliott,, "For people with diabetes, air travel can present a host of challenges," 12 July 2018 Campers learn from counselors and from each other about the importance of counting carbs at mealtime, knowing how much insulin to take and recognizing when their blood sugar is low. Page Leggett, charlotteobserver, "This NC summer camp caters to kids with diabetes," 21 June 2018 The larger-than-life singer, who was diabetic, died Wednesday morning at Methodist Hospital of San Antonio after his blood sugar dropped, according to Freddie Records, his label home since 1999. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Jimmy Gonzalez, a titan of Tejano music, dies in San Antonio," 6 June 2018 Peng, 34, said that soon after Ella was born, a nurse gave her formula because her blood sugar was low. Anna Gorman, Washington Post, "California Hospitals Urge Moms To Favor Breast Milk Over Formula," 25 May 2018

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of blood sugar

: the amount of sugar in your blood

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Medical Definition of blood sugar 

: the glucose in the blood also : its concentration (as in milligrams per 100 milliliters)

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