Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Camic, Clayton L.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

LCSH

Kinesiology

Abstract

This thesis observes blood glucose and the dynamic changes that it undergoes within the human body. Blood glucose is carbohydrate located within the blood which is used for providing the body with energy in order to perform biological work. The level of carbohydrate in the blood will change dynamically depending on various factors such as exercising and fasting. Blood glucose is crucial to healthy metabolic function within the human body and it is important that it be monitored, especially in the case of diabetes. Various methods of measurement are used for reporting glucose levels ranging from the Yellow Spring Instruments 2300, the gold standard, to handheld glucose monitors. This thesis examines the dynamic nature of blood glucose using two separate protocols in a laboratory study. The protocols being used allow for the examination of fasting, exercising and post-prandial blood glucose levels in humans as well as the validity of the Nova Max Plus handheld glucose monitor. Since glucose is required for the healthy functioning of the human body, it is imperative that monitoring systems be validated in order to determine their efficacy.

Comments

Advisors: Clayton L. Camic.||Committee members: Peter J. Chomentowski; Steven M. Howell; Emerson Sebastiao.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

45 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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