Glycemia - Definition

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Definition


Glycaemia is the level of glucose in the blood. Glycaemia in an individual varies depending on the time of the day, their food intake, the time since the last meal, physical activity, the influence of various hormones... It is measured in fasting and is normally between 0.70 and 1.10 g of glucose per liter of blood. Above 1.26 grams per liter of blood fasting and after another test with another higher value, the person is considered diabetic. Between 1.10 and 1.26, it is called glucose intolerance that must be monitored because it can be a stage leading to diabetes. Glucose can be measured from venous blood during a blood test or capillary blood by a small finger-prick called capillary glycaemia or dextro.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:51 AM by Jeff.
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