The newsletter of the Memory Disorders Project at Rutgers University

What is Glucose

Glucose is a form of sugar that is formed in the body during digestion of certain foods, especially starch and other carbohydrates. It is carried through the blood and delivered to cells throughout the body, where it provides a primary energy source.

Excess Glucose

Excess glucose may be converted to fat and stored in the body. Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to use glucose efficiently, due to a lack of insulin, a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter cells.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain