For normal functioning of the body, energy distribution to its various organs is vital. While many organs use energy as it is distributed or even supply the said energy, others like the brain and blood cells, use it in the form of glucose, which is naturally stored as glycogen in the liver. It is converted to glucose through a chemical process known as gluconeogenesis, that is, after it has been detected that its distribution in the brain is low. This process occurs naturally, through a method known as glucose metabolism.
This process occurs naturally from digestion period. The available monosaccharides are directly absorbed to the blood stream. Here, they are guarded by insulin, epinephrine and glucagon hormones. Each of the above mentioned hormones are meant to regulate naturally the level of
energy needed within the blood stream. The energy is transferred to the cells by insulin hormone, where the glucose is changed to glycogen and stored in the liver and used only when there is inefficiency in the blood stream. Factors affecting rapid intake of stored glycogen include,
â€¢ Exercise activity
â€¢ Insulin deficiency
Diabetic patients will need continuous regulation of glucose needed in their blood stream. This will affect the rate at which their demand for glucose will be required. It is also affected by the type of diabetes one is suffering from. Type 2 diabetes patients normally have abnormal glucose tolerance, thus affecting glucose metabolism.
Individuals who exercise regularly are likely to affect their normal glucose metabolism ability. This is attributed to the rate at which stored glycogen is expected to be used. It is believed that it is bit higher as compared to those who do not exercise at all. When one sweats, a good level of energy is needed for the body to maintain its normal functions. This leads to increase demand of glucose in the blood