Blood Glucose Regulation Lab

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LABORATORY REPORT
Activity:

Blood Glucose Regulation

Name:

Jazmine Ricine Parham

Instructor:

Professor Deno

Date:

12.03.2014

Predictions
Plasma glucose levels will be highest immediately after the meal (0 hr)
Plasma ketone levels will be highest
1-3 hours after the meal
Plasma insulin levels will be highest immediately after the meal (0 hr)
Plasma glucagon levels will be highest before the meal (fasting)

Materials and Methods
Dependent Variable plasma levels of glucose, ketones, insulin, and glucagon
Independent Variable food and beverage intake
Controlled Variables physical activity, caffeine and alcohol intake, gender, age, BMI
4. Why were physical activity and caffeine and alcohol intake the controlled variables?
These
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Plasma insulin concentration was at its lowest during the fasting time period. Concentration was about 68 during that time.
3. When was plasma glucagon concentration highest? If values are similar for several time points, then give range of times when plasma glucagon concentration was highest.
Plasma glucagon concentration was at its highest during the 1 hour post meal time, at a concentration of 6.
4. When was plasma glucagon concentration lowest? If values are similar for several time points, then give range of times when plasma glucagon concentration was lowest.
Plasma glucagon concentration was at its lowest during the fasting time period, at a concentration between about 1.6 -1.8.
5. When was plasma insulin/glucagon concentration highest? If values are similar for several time points, then give range of times when plasma insulin/glucagon concentration was highest.
Plasma insulin/glucagon concentration differed significantly. Insulin levels were at their highest during 1 hour post meal time exceeding 180 while glucagon was it its highest during the 2 hour at 36.
6. When was plasma insulin/glucagon concentration lowest? If values are similar for several time points, then give range of times when plasma insulin/glucagon concentration was lowest.
Plasma insulin/glucagon concentration differed significantly. Insulin levels were at their lowest during the fasting time period at about 68 while glucagon was it
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