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Disaccharide - New World Encyclopedia

Sucrose, a common disaccharide, composed of one glucose molecule (left) and one fructose molecule (right). A disaccharide is a type of carbohydrate consisting of two monosaccharides (simple sugars) linked together by covalent bonds . Common nutritionally important disaccharides are sucrose , lactose, and maltose . Disaccharide is one of the four basic categories of carbohydrates, the others being monosaccharide, oligosaccharide , and polysaccharide . Monosaccharides, such as glucose , are the monomers out of which disaccharides are constructed. While the disaccharides sucrose, lactose, maltose, and cellobiose have the same chemical formula, C12H22O11, and all have at least one glucose molecule as part of their structure, they differ substantially in their properties. Even maltose and cellobiose, which are made up of two covalently bonded glucose units, differ due to the nature of the linkage, with maltose easily hydrolyzed to its monosaccharides in the human body whereas cellobiose cannot be digested. This reveals not only a complex coordination in nature, but also reflects on the diversity in creation. The general chemical formula for carbohydrates, C(H2O), gives the relative pro Continue reading >>

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  1. CalgaryDiabetic

    His Lordship's blood sugar was 117 mg/dL

    I was telling the vet that the Dog's blood sugar was better that my wife's, the vet was shocked and replied that she thought only obese people get diabetes. The media has done such a good job than even medical personnel believe it.
    The normal range for a dog is 60 to 108 mg/dL nearly the same as humans. I am certainly happy in that range. It is hard to measure BG in a cat. They get so stressed out by the visit that it can shoot up to 360 mg/dL.
    His BUN (blood urea nitrogen) was a bit high at 12 mmol/L but our human kid doctor friend say you don't get nervous about that in humans until it reaches 20.

  2. furball64801

    Originally Posted by CalgaryDiabetic
    I was telling the vet that the Dog's blood sugar was better that my wife's, the vet was shocked and replied that she thought only obese people get diabetes. The media has done such a good job than even medical personnel believe it.
    The normal range for a dog is 60 to 108 mg/dL nearly the same as humans. I am certainly happy in that range. It is hard to measure BG in a cat. They get so stressed out by the visit that it can shoot up to 360 mg/dL.
    His BUN (blood urea nitrogen) was a bit high at 12 mmol/L but our human kid doctor friend say you don't get nervous about that in humans until it reaches 20. Yes the medical and media have that one down pat now.

  3. jwags

    I've met a lot of doctors in social situations that can't believe I am a type 2 diabetic because I am thinner. You are right they automatically assume all diabetics are obese.

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