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.
Recent Examples on the Web Spironolactone and furosemide generally have minimal effects on blood sugar. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 14 Jan. 2022 Zoe has diabetes and Smiley was concerned about her blood sugar; the incident happened while Smiley was in the store and Zoe was in the car. Don Stacom,, 12 Jan. 2022 This glucose in your blood, commonly known as blood sugar, then travels throughout your body through circulation to supply energy to your tissues. Julie Stewart, SELF, 25 Mar. 2021 The newest Apple Watch is unlikely to include new health sensors, but Apple will continue to work on software for health features relating to body temperature, blood pressure, and blood sugar reading, the report said. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 13 Sep. 2021 Research suggests the bright red fruit can help protect against various risk factors for disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and elevated blood sugar levels. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 This gorgeous platter of immune-supporting oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, limes, and kumquats is flavored with a merry mix of seasonings that include cinnamon, which has been found to help regulate blood sugar levels. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, 19 Nov. 2021 Almonds can lower blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, and even decrease cholesterol. Hannah Selinger, Good Housekeeping, 27 Sep. 2021 Monitoring blood sugar levels would be a massive win for a device like the Apple Watch, just like monitoring blood pressure. Chris Smith, BGR, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of blood sugar

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood sugar was in 1881

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21 Jan 2022

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“Blood sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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