Treatment Type: Diagnostic Procedures
Rated for: Cocker Spaniel
Posted Nov. 22, 2017
Glucose means energy. Glucose is stored in liver in the form of glycogen. Glycogen is covered from carbohydrates, so level of glucose in blood can show us the nutritional status, as well as metabolic level and physiology. The normal range of blood sugar is 70 to 138 mg/dl.
There are many reasons for unusual results. First cause could be liver failure or kidney problems. Another common cause can be stress (stress hyperglycemia, usually for some small breeds), or big meal before taking the results.
One of the causes could be problems with pancreas, organ that produces insulin, which plays a key role in maintaining normal sugar levels.
Hormones can affect glucose levels.
Diabetes mellitus is one of the key problems for which we test nowadays and because of lifestyles and diets it is much more often then before.