Regulation of Blood Glucose: Importance & Nutrient Conversion


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Glucose is a simple sugar that is used as energy by your body and brain. Which hormone would be called into action if there was too much glucose in the blood?

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1. After eating a big meal, the carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and passed into your bloodstream. Your pancreas tells the body to move the excess glucose out of the blood and into the cells. Some of the sugar is used for immediate energy. The rest is converted to glycogen. Which of the following best describes glycogen?

2. If it has been several hours since your last meal and your blood glucose level drops, which hormone does the pancreas secrete to move sugar into the blood?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you assess your knowledge of regulating blood glucose. Terms you will be quizzed on include glucose and insulin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review these topics:

  • Hormone that addresses high levels of glucose
  • Description of glycogen
  • Hormone secreted to move sugar into the blood
  • Formation of glucose
  • Organ that secretes insulin and glucagon

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding regulating blood glucose
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the roles of insulin and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about glucose

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Regulation of Blood Glucose: Importance & Nutrient Conversion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify properties of glucose
  • Explain the roles of insulin
  • Define glucagon
  • Determine how gluconeogenesis occurs
  • Understand the importance of regulating blood glucose