You may have enjoyed taking medicine more if you had lived centuries ago. As far back as the 9th century, sugar was given as a medicine, a practice which continued for centuries. Fruits and spices used to be mixed with sugar in Iraq to produce different medicines. By the middle of the 12th century, British doctors were using sugar as a treatment for many diseases. Treatments for fever, coughs, chapped lips and stomach diseases included prescribing sugar. There was even a doctor who told patients to blow sugar powder into their eyes to cure eye problems!!
To help you understand how we manage the levels of glucose in our blood, check out Part 2 of our “How to” revision guide on Homeostasis. This guide concentrates on blood glucose regulation in the body.
This will help if you are studying for GCSEs. It is also suitable for A Level students, as sections of the guide go “beyond GCSE”. It includes some example GCSE and A Level questions with answers at the end, so you can check your understanding of blood glucose regulation.
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