Valentine to each other are twin sisters sugars are glucose and fructose,
Fruit sugar is Ketonic monosaccharide and named fructose,
Friends! Sis aldoses monosaccharide is glucose,
Glucose often get bound with sis fructose,
And form diasaccharide sucrose,
Table sugar formed from sugar cane contains sucrose.
As energy source, friends our bodies are fond of glucose,
When high levels of glucose in the blood is detected,
Enzyme Insulin assists sis glucose to be stored or immediately used,
It does not assist when there are high levels of sucrose or sis fructose.
Eating too much table sugar causes high levels of sis glucose in blood,
Which in time damages the metabolism of insulin superb,
Medical science has given a name diabetes to this disease-friends,
Heart disease, poor circulation to feet, kidney failure,
Blindness, slow wound healing and damage of nerve,
Is caused by disease diabetes indeed.
By Sukarma Rani Thareja
Sukarma is associate professor at the Department Of Chemistry at Christ Church College, CSJM Kanpur University in India. She writes poems relating to chemistry to make science popular among her students.
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