Medical Definition of Glucocentric

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Glucocentric: Focused on glucose, particularly to the exclusion of other factors. As in "We have a body of evidence and the consensus of concern that we need to reduce cardiovascular disease - the No. 1 killer of diabetics and everyone. We know we can't just push glucocentric messages...." (Dr. James R. Gavin III, chairman of the National Diabetes Education Program, quoted in The New York Times, Sept. 2, 2003)

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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