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Glucose in the blood

 
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Last reviewed: 31.05.2018
 
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Glucose is one of the most important components of blood; its amount reflects the state of carbohydrate metabolism. Glucose is evenly distributed between blood shaped elements and plasma with some predominance in the latter. The concentration of glucose in the arterial blood is higher than in the venous blood, which is explained by its continuous use of tissues and organs by cells. The concentration of glucose in the blood regulate the CNS, hormonal factors and liver.

Reference values (norm) of blood glucose concentration

The concentration of glucose in the blood plasma

Age

Mmol / l

Mg / dL

Newborns

2.8-4.4

50-115

Children

3.9-5.8

70-105

Adults

3.9-6.1

70-110

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