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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The biggest health threats over the next few decades, says the IHME, are obesity, high blood pressure, and blood sugar, as well as tobacco and alcohol use. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Why Spain Is Set to Become the Country With the Longest Life Expectancy," 30 Oct. 2018 Surgery is thought to help by affecting hormones, gut bacteria and other substances that affect how the body handles insulin and blood sugar. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Obesity surgery may lower heart-attack danger in diabetics, study finds," 16 Oct. 2018 The other three are knowing your numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "Statins help lower cholesterol, but are they the treatment for you?," 26 Feb. 2018 Past Reports Previous presidents’ medical reports have summarized medication use, medical history, vital statistics -- including blood pressure and weight -- and basic laboratory results on metrics like cholesterol and blood sugar. Shannon Pettypiece,, "Trump in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After First Physical," 12 Jan. 2018 Almased also helps the body stay full for hours and supports healthy blood sugar levels. Woman's Day, "It’s Possible – Boost Your Metabolism!," 12 Mar. 2019 That’s because of the way prior insulin therapies worked in managing blood sugar. WSJ, "Would Drug Price Controls Kill Innovation?," 14 Jan. 2019 Charles says that using date syrup can help anyone avoid spikes in blood sugar caused by sweeteners with a higher glycemic index, which can negatively affect mental and physical performance. Tara Duggan,, "Doctor drops UCSF post for a career in dates," 20 June 2018 But the Libre doesn’t automatically alert users of peaks or valleys in blood sugar like Dexcom’s technology. Mike Freeman,, "Dexcom's revenue jumps ahead of launch of latest wearable glucose monitor for diabetes patients," 2 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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