For the Week ending 01/27/06
Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.
The main sugar found in the blood and the body's main source of energy. Also called blood sugar.
Skipping meals and eating huge portions because you are very hungry will elevate and lower your _______ levels drastically as opposed to eating small balanced meals.
A condition that occurs when one's blood glucose is lower than normal, usually less than 70 mg/dL. Signs include hunger, nervousness, shakiness, perspiration, dizziness or light-headedness, sleepiness, and confusion. If left untreated, this condition may lead to unconsciousness. Can be immediately treated by consuming a carbohydrate-rich food such as a glucose tablet or juice. It may also be treated with an injection of glucagon if the person is unconscious or unable to swallow. Also called an insulin reaction.
Not eating properly and on schedule, puts diabetics at high risk for _______.
A hormone that helps the body use glucose for energy. The beta cells of the pancreas make this hormone. When the body cannot make enough, it is taken by injection or through use of a pump.
The _______ pump has helped many diabetics live a more comfortable lifestyle.
A normal level of glucose in the blood.
Anthony has substituted sweets and snacks with fruits and vegetables in his diet resulting in _______.
An organ that makes insulin and enzymes for digestion. This organ is located behind the lower part of the stomach and is about the size of a hand.
Constant overeating and obesity can tax your _______ and cause it to eventually malfuntion.