Glucose and lymphatic system

In summary, the conversation discusses the relationship between glucose physiology and the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps control postprandial blood glucose levels and there is glucose present in the lymph. Glucose enters and leaves the lymph through various mechanisms. It is also noted that asking one clear question at a time is more effective than asking multiple questions at once on a search engine.
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Hello,

Can you tell me please the glucose physiology in respect to the lymphatic system in short?

Is there glucose inside the lymph? How does glucose enter/leaves the lymph? Are the glucose levels in blood related to the glucose levels in lymph?

thanks!
 
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You asked a lot of questions:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952835 answers some aspects of your questions. Lymphatic system is involved in controlling postprandial (after meals) blood level glucose rise.

Suggestion: ask one good question in post, not 4 off the cuff questions - most of them you could ask google, you know. PF is a terrible front end for search engines.

Form your questions one at a time, type them in one at a time. Google will get you an answer. If you do not understand the answer we can help.
 
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1. How does glucose enter the lymphatic system?

Glucose enters the lymphatic system through the absorption of nutrients from the small intestine. After being broken down by enzymes, glucose is absorbed by the intestinal cells and then transported into the lymphatic vessels.

2. What role does the lymphatic system play in glucose metabolism?

The lymphatic system plays an important role in glucose metabolism by helping to transport glucose from the small intestine to the bloodstream. It also helps to remove excess glucose from the bloodstream and deliver it to cells throughout the body for energy production.

3. Can the lymphatic system affect blood glucose levels?

Yes, the lymphatic system can affect blood glucose levels by helping to regulate the amount of glucose in the bloodstream. It can remove excess glucose and deliver it to cells for energy production, and also help to maintain a stable blood glucose level through its role in the immune system.

4. How does the lymphatic system impact the development of diabetes?

The lymphatic system can impact the development of diabetes by playing a role in insulin resistance. Insulin resistance occurs when the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, leading to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream. The lymphatic system helps to remove excess glucose from the bloodstream, and when it is not functioning properly, it can contribute to the development of diabetes.

5. Can a healthy lymphatic system help prevent diabetes?

While a healthy lymphatic system alone cannot prevent diabetes, it plays an important role in maintaining overall health and can contribute to reducing the risk of developing diabetes. A healthy lymphatic system helps to remove toxins and waste from the body, which can improve overall metabolic function and support healthy blood glucose levels.

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