Took a quiz in Nutrition today and missed the following question. I challenged the 'correct' answer because I understood it to be asking for something very specific, other than what the 'correct' answer offered. My instructor said I was over-thinking the questions and that it might hinder me on exams. This has me worried because failure is just not an option for me. So, please read the question, followed by my supporting evidence and help me understand what I am missing?
Glucose is metabolized -
A. in the form of glycogen (noted as 'correct' by the quiz)
B. by combining it with fat
C. exclusively in the liver
D. in the body cells (what I chose and believe to be the correct answer)
All carbohydrates are changed to the simple sugar glucose before metabolism can take place in the cells. -p87 under the heading Metabolism and Elimination
Glucose is converted to glycogen for storage in the liver, but must be converted back to glucose prior to release for metabolism by cells. Actual metabolism of glucose occurs in the cells, though, for energy.
Any insight y'all can offer will be greatly appreciated. My confidence is wavering right now because I thought I understood completely... ack... If I am overthinking, how do I fix that... (I'm sure I'm not the first nursing student to have horrible test anxiety over the questions themselves... I know the material, I think... but oi the questions!)