Testing And Measure The Time Taken For Blood Glucose Levels

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Introduction The purpose of this experiment is to test and measure the time taken for blood glucose levels to rise after an increase in amount of glucose in the blood, and then the time taken for blood glucose levels to then return to within a normal range. This will be done by using lucozade to elevate blood glucose levels. It is then expected that the blood glucose levels should then return to within the normal range, which in a healthy person should be around 5mmol/L. The rate at which the blood glucose levels return to the normal range depend on the cells ability to absorb the glucose from the blood, which depends on the synthesis and use of insulin. The same test will be carried out with water instead of lucozade in order to obtain…show more content…
This was then repeated every 30 minutes for a 150 minutes. Results The results are shown in the tables below. They show the results of four different drinks on the changes to blood glucose levels, measured in 30 minute intervals for a 150 minutes. These results show that lucozade, the drink congaing the most sugar, caused the blood glucose levels to be the highest with the highest average of 8mmol/L. Coca cola caused the blood glucose levels to rise to an average of 6.5mmol/L as the highest value. The water and the Diet Coke didn’t cause much of a change in the blood glucose levels. The graph shows an increase in blood glucose levels in all four drinks. The blood glucose levels with the lucozade take the longest to return to within a normal range. The blood glucose levels with the Coca Cola keep increasing for the longest amount of time. The blood glucose levels with the water and Diet Coke oscillate up and down within the normal range. All blood glucose levels return to within the normal range after the 150 minutes. These results show that the higher the glucose impulse, the longer it takes for the blood glucose to return to within the normal range. But also even when the blood glucose levels have returned to within a normal range the levels still fluctuate. The standard deviation values obtained are low. This shows that there is a low variance between the results obtained, showing a similar trend with each drink at different
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