How does our body use glucose?
One query is inside my mind that is :
How glucose is used by our body ?
If anyone know this please explain us.
Glucose is oxidized by our body during cellular respiration to produce ATP which breaks down and provides the energy required for everyday activities. Excess glucose is converted into glycogen and stored in the liver and muscle tissue which acts as an instant energy source.
I like the explaination that glucose is the fuel and insulin is the key to open the door to the cells.
hi tia, the body cannot use glucose directly as a fuel source so it converts it to ATP through a number of chemical equation. ATP is the prefered fuel for most cells in our body. like Helena said, the cells need insulin to "open" the cell to take the energy into it to be used. without insulin (as in diabetes) the body begins to break down its fat reserves and convert them to fuel instead. when fat is broken down it yields a product called ketones. this are in the blood and spill over into the urine. hence the test for ketones upon diagnoses. a build up of these ketone bodies makes the blood acidic.
the glocose eaten ends up just floating around the blood.
hope this helps!