About Blood Sugar (Glucose) Levels, Absorption, Storage and Energy

Glucose is your primary source of energy. Normally, your stomach and intestines digest the carbohydrate from the food you eat into a sugar called glucose. This glucose is then absorbed into your blood to give your body energy.

To get the glucose out of your blood and into the cells, the actual site for your body’s production of energy, insulin hormone is required.

If your body absorbs more glucose than it needs at the time, the extra glucose is stored in your liver and muscles in a usable form, therefore available whenever needed, i.e. for energy between meals. Extra glucose can also be converted to fat and stored in fat cells.

So if all goes well, and the maintenance of your particular healthy energy level needs are met, you should be experiencing a pretty good life.

However, when something is not quite right in this good life equation by way of blood sugar levels (up or down) or insulin unavailability, life may not be so good.

Diabetes or hypoglycemia are two conditions relating to unstable blood sugar (glucose) levels.