Is glucosis only basic energy substrate?

Authors: Luboš Sobotka
Authors‘ workplace: III. interní gerontolometabolická klinika LF UK a FN Hradec Králové
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2016; 62(Suppl 4): 100-102
Category: Reviews


At present time glucose is primarily considered as basic energy substrate. Therefore, it is recommended to give amount of glucose which is necessary for oxidation and energy production. As critical illness is connected with so-called insulin resistance, it is recommended to reduce the glucose dose and maintain normal blood glucose. Glucose, however, may not only be the principal energy substrate but also the substrate necessary for many metabolic reactions, which are essential for normal reactivity and survival.

Key words:
energy – glucose – glucose requirement – glucose turnover


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