This diagram shows how the body keeps blood glucose at a normal level.
How does the body keep blood glucose at a normal level? The body regulates blood glucose levels through a process called homeostasis. Homeostasis is the maintenance of a constant internal environment in the body. The body accomplishes this by ensuring that the levels of blood glucose are within a certain range. If blood glucose levels get too high, the body will release insulin to bring them down. If blood glucose levels get too low, the body will release glucagon to raise them. The body constantly monitors blood glucose levels and makes adjustments to keep them within a normal range.
Many different factors can affect blood glucose levels, including diet, exercise, stress, and illness. The body has to be able to adjust to these changes to maintain a constant internal environment. This ability to adjust allows the body to keep blood glucose levels at a normal level.
Normal blood glucose levels are important for good health. People with diabetes need to check their blood glucose levels regularly to keep them under control. A normal fasting blood glucose level is less than 100 mg/dL. A normal non-fasting blood glucose level is less than 140 mg/dL. If your blood glucose levels are consistently higher than these, you may have diabetes. Please work with your healthcare team to determine your target blood glucose levels and how to best keep them under control.
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The diagram below shows how the body regulates blood glucose levels. When blood sugar (glucose) levels rise, the pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin then helps move glucose from the blood into the cells, where it is used for energy. When blood sugar (glucose) levels drop, the pancreas releases glucagon into the bloodstream. Glucagon helps release stored glucose from the liver into the blood, where it can be used for energy.