The blood glucose must stay in the range of 2.5-8mM, why?
The brain is cannot store or synthesize glucose
The liver can only release glucose in small amounts
Any higher and it floods the kidneys, damaging them
F.As cannot pass through the blood - brain barrier
Name the two hormones that control blood glucose levels
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Why is gluconeogenesis most vital at night?
Glycogen stores have run out
Glucose cannot be hydrolysed at night (your cells are asleep)
The body goes 'fuck it' and stops working at night
Glycogenlysis is most important between meals as a 'glucose top up'
Glucose transport is classic diffusion, but can be facilitated by hormones