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Type of physical exercise that increases the work of the heart and lungs. Examples are running, jogging, swimming, and dancing.
Worried or nervous.
Main sugar found in the blood and the body's main source of energy. Also called blood sugar.
One of three macronutrients found in food. Foods that provide carbohydrate are starches, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and sugars. One gram of carbohydrate provides four calories.
A structure or site on the surface or interior of a cell that binds with substances such as hormones, antigens, drugs, or neurotransmitters to make a change in the cell.
Condition in which the body either can't produce insulin or can't effectively use the insulin it produces, resulting in high blood glucose levels.
This is the main source of energy for the body.
Chemical produced by the body that regulates certain body functions.
Blood glucose above the normal range.
A hormone released by the pancreas in response to increased levels of glucose in the blood.
Overweight is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9. To
find your BMI use the following chart. To use the chart, find the appropriate
height in the left-hand column. Move across to a given weight.
The number at the top of the column is the BMI at that height and weight.
Click here to learn more about Body Mass Index.
A gland that secretes a digestive fluid into the intestine and also secretes the hormone insulin.
Usually short, intense periods of anxiety or fear.