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 In one room, a patient’s blood pressure might be dangerously climbing while another’s blood sugar falls. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "An Anchorage nurse began her career just as the pandemic reached Alaska. “I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” she said.," 26 Dec. 2020 Now her mom lay in bed, too fatigued to move, her blood sugar alarmingly high, her empty insulin pen in her hand. Los Angeles Times, "‘We called it Voyage of the Damned’: Days of despair on the Grand Princess," 23 Dec. 2020 Should a person with diabetes who struggles to control their blood sugar be denied the right to work, to provide for their family, or to pursue their life’s purpose? Sean Fogler, STAT, "Stigma is killing people with substance use disorders. Health care providers need to rid themselves of it," 8 Dec. 2020 In only the first few hours of a recent shift, Hurlburt had already helped a doctor place a chest tube in her patient, adjusted her medications, checked her blood sugar eight times, and flipped her from her stomach to her back. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, "Minnesota hospitals fight to improve odds in COVID-19 ICUs," 28 Nov. 2020 Broccoli, for example, has been shown to help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar. Liz Hardaway,, "Vegetables grown fresh in the middle of San Antonio’s East Side will help ease hunger," 19 Dec. 2020 At times, ginger is served for arthritis and digestion, cinnamon to boost circulation and lower blood sugar, and fenugreek to fight infection -- all top exports of the country. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "Thousands of people are protesting with farmers in India. This is why you should care," 11 Dec. 2020 The condition is linked to a larger birth weight for the baby (which can make certain labor and delivery complications more likely) as well as preterm birth and low blood sugar in the baby. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Meghan Trainor Reveals She Was Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes," 2 Dec. 2020 This—like in the case of hormone changes and low blood sugar—is an instance in which cold sweats can happen without a fever. Korin Miller,, "Cold Sweats: What to Know About Causes and Treatments, According to Experts," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of blood sugar

1881, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2021

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“Blood sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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