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    Explain what should happen to glucose in the kidneys.

    Am I right in thinking it absorbs and then releases the glucose?

    What would the point of that be... ? I don't geddit

    Please explain if u can, thanx!! x
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    basically, correct me if im wrong, when glucose is too high in the blood the kidney stores it as glycogen, (under the influence of insulin)

    then when glucagon is released, this glycogen is broken back down(or turned back into glucose and then then increased blood sugar levels.
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    (Original post by rahinco)
    Explain what should happen to glucose in the kidneys.

    Am I right in thinking it absorbs and then releases the glucose?

    What would the point of that be... ? I don't geddit

    Please explain if u can, thanx!! x
    im not sure, i done gsce additonal last year
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    (Original post by sendi_12)
    basically, correct me if im wrong, when glucose is too high in the blood the kidney stores it as glycogen, (under the influence of insulin)

    then when glucagon is released, this glycogen is broken back down(or turned back into glucose and then then increased blood sugar levels.
    thanx for replying
    thats what i was thinking but the text I've got says its converted to glycogen in the liver & stored until the pancreas produces glucogen :s

    oo maybe it's stored in the kidney?

    no google says no... ugh!
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    Glucose in kidney is reabsorbed from the filtrate into the tubule lumen via active transport and into the blood. This blood goes to the liver and glucose is converted to glycogen.

    If too much glucose passes into the urine the kidneys aren't doing their job or there is a lack of insulin in the body. A sweeter urine is indicative of someone with diabetes.

    EDIT: It's been a while since I learned this so please correct me if I'm wrong!

    EDIT 2:

    http://www.ivy-rose.co.uk/HumanBody/...ys_Actions.php

    Read this.
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    brill thanx v much
 
 
 
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