Glucose Metabolism and Diabetes

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Glucose is the primary source of energy for the human body. It is also commonly known as dextrose and is a monosaccharide i.e. a simple sugar and has a chemical formula of \(C_6H_{12}O_6\). It is obtained from carbohydrates ingested and then broken down into simpler sugars in the small intestine, where it leaves through the walls of the small intestine, aided by glucose transporter GLUT2, into the bloodstream.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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