# How much does 10g of glucose raise the blood glucose level?

If you would calculate it: ~5 liters of blood = 50 deciliters 10g glucose = 10000 milligram

so the glucose level raises by 10000mg/50dl = 200mg/dl

However, it is known that ingesting 10g glucose only raises the blood glucose level by ~40mg/dl

Why?

• @rotaredom I was talking about putting the glucose in through ingestion, that probably solves the problem. thanks! Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 16:45
• This is nearly a personal medical question, since you're asking about your blood glucose level, but it does seem like your interested in the physiology here. I'd suggest depersonalizing this question, doing a little more research, and clarifying the actual physiology question here. To point you in the right direction, you might ask yourself how plasma concentration in a living organism is different from concentration in a beaker. Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 22:21
• @DeNovo the 40mg/dl are actually not personal, it's an average of most diabetics. Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 14:09
• The "I" statements are a problem, and the statement of personal experience. If you depersonalize, you'll be more likely to get an authoritative answer Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 16:18