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

Prioritizing my physical health, working out and eating healthy and keeping my blood sugar in check. Korin Miller, SELF, "The Diabetes Symptom That Finally Helped Nick Jonas Get a Diagnosis," 19 Nov. 2018 The warning pertains to a class of medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors, first approved in 2013 to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Fox News, "FDA warns of serious genital infection linked to certain diabetes drugs," 30 Aug. 2018 Diabulimia is the intentional restriction of insulin by people with type 1 diabetes to induce weight loss by excreting blood sugar through the urine. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "It’s a dangerous eating disorder that affects people with diabetes. So why haven’t you heard of it?," 20 Aug. 2018 The activities demonstrated which fruits and vegetables boost metabolism, are good for digestion, and are best for controlling blood sugar. Emily Himes, miamiherald, "Diabetic children learn about nutrition and keeping healthy at Camp Roaring Sun," 10 July 2018 As time goes on, cells are hard-pressed to remove sugar from the blood, and people require larger and larger amounts of insulin to keep their blood sugar stable. Emily Underwood, Science | AAAS, "Could deep brain stimulation help zap diabetes?," 23 May 2018 Backus has glycogen storage disease, which requires him to be fed through a port every three hours in order to keep his blood sugar at safe levels and avoid seizures, or worse. Mike Anthony,, "Mike Anthony: Travelers Championship Sets The Stage For Golf Magic It Deserves," 9 May 2018 Try a Low-Glycemic Diet Instead of ditching carbs or going low-fat, try a diet that's rich in veggies, beans, and legumes to increase your metabolism — and keep your blood sugar from spiking. Redbook, "23 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Increase Metabolism," 26 July 2017 Going too long without eating can provoke hypoglycemia, which is when your blood sugar drops too low. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "8 Reasons You're Waking Up Mid-Sleep, and How to Fix Them," 11 Aug. 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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