• Christian Meyer
  • Steven D. Wittlin
  • John E. Gerich


As indicated earlier in the chapter on Normal Glucose Homeostasis, human plasma glucose concentrations are maintained within a relatively narrow range throughout the day (usually between 55 and 165 mg/dl, ~3.0 and 9.0 mM) despite wide fluctuations in the delivery (e.g. meals) and removal (e.g. exercise) of glucose from the circulation. This is accomplished by a tightly linked balance between glucose production and glucose utilization regulated by complex mechanisms.


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  • Christian Meyer
  • Steven D. Wittlin
  • John E. Gerich

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