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Metabolism of Glucose in the Brain of IDDM Subjects

Brain metabolism in diabetes
  • Valdemar Grill
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 291)

Abstract

Glucose is the predominant fuel used by the brain1–3. Dependency on glucose is demonstrated by the deleterious effect of hypoglycemia on brain functioning. It is therefore not surprising that many mechanisms have evolved to ensure an adequate supply of glucose to the brain. Among these the release of so called counterregulatory hormones during hypoglycemia plays an important role for upholding levels of blood glucose4.

Keywords

Cerebral Blood Flow Diabetic Subject Glycogen Store Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Cereb Blood Flow 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valdemar Grill
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept EndocrinologyKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden

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