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Word! Glucose

Word! Glucose

Glucose

(En español: Glucosa)

Say: gloo-kose

When you eat, your body turns the food into a sugar called glucose. Like gas for a car, glucose provides fuel for your cells. How does it get to the cells? It's carried to them by the bloodstream. The hormone insulin helps the glucose get to the cells, so it can be used for energy.