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La glucosa (un tipo de azúcar) es la principal fuente de energía del cuerpo. Sin embargo, cuando el cuerpo no es capaz de emplear esta sustancia como fuente de energía, recurre a la grasa. Cuando se descomponen las grasas para generar energía, aparecen unos elementos químicos denominados “cetonas” en la sangre y la orina. Esto puede ocurrir cuando no se ha consumido suficiente alimento para suministrar glucosa y extraer energía de ella o cuando se padece de diabetes y el cuerpo no es capaz de usar la glucosa en forma normal.

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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West Carrollton Police will be on hand to insure proper fit for all bike helmets.

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As part of the National Night Out, the Germantown Police Department will assist with the proper fitting of bicycle helmets for children without them.

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