Blood Glucose Lab Report

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INTRODUCTION I have researched the effects of the food that we eat on blood glucose. The aim of this investigation is to discover how the body balances and achieves homeostasis after eating with regards to how the body balances blood glucose levels, also looking at how the pancreas functions normally as an endocrine gland. I have also gathered information about the different types of diabetes and information such as the causes of diabetes, prevention and possible treatment. A meal plan will be drawn up, and we will be divided into four groups, and each individual will create a meal plan that contains: a usual eating pattern, a diet based on the food pyramid, a low carbohydrate diet and a high carbohydrate diet. We will also need to explain…show more content…
We will prove or disprove this theory by measuring blood glucose levels on four non-diabetic humans before a meal and again after 30 minutes, one hour, two hours and three hours after eating a meal that is either of a usual eating pattern, a food pyramid diet, a low carbohydrate diet and a high carbohydrate diet. My theory is that after a person consumes a high carbohydrate meal, then his or her blood glucose levels will be high, and after a certain period, then the body will release insulin in order for the body to reach homeostasis. The same would apply if a person consumes a low carbohydrate meal, except this time, there would not be as much insulin released. A glucometer was used to measure the blood glucose levels of four non-diabetic individuals. Each of these individuals consumed either: a low carbohydrate meal, a high carbohydrate, a normal eating pattern and a food pyramid diet. The apparatus used is as follows: 1. Glucometer 2. Sterile needle 3. Notebook to record…show more content…
This disease can occur at any age, but it occurs mostly in children and young adults. The exact cause of type 1 is unknown, however, in most people with type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, and scientists think that type 1 is somehow associated with genes. Unfortunately, type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented Diabetes Type 2 Type 2 diabetes is often associated with hereditary factors and lifestyle risk factors such as poor diet, not enough physical activity or obesity/being overweight. Type 2 diabetes can be managed through lifestyle changes. However, insulin injections may also be required to control blood sugar levels. This disease occurs mostly in people 40 years and older, but it has become increasingly prevalent in younger age groups. There are certain cases where type 2 diabetes can be prevented. Excessive weight is a factor that can trigger type 2 diabetes, so if a person participates in physical activity, then his/her chances of getting diabetes type 2 are reduced. Gestational

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