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hyposecretion of glucagon

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Loss of glucagon: People with type 1 diabetes often lose their glucagon after many years. T1DM is a disease of the beta cell in the pancreas, and the alpha cells (whic ... Read More

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Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
It depends: Are you asking about a tumor in the pancreas that overproduces glucagon, or the poor regulation of glucagon secretion that worsens high blood sugars i ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
13 years experience Endocrinology
Sugar production: Glucagon made by the body tells your liver to make more sugar, and when all systems are functioning properly, should not cause 'hyper'glycemia...Shoul ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver: Glucagon causes the liver to release glucose into the blood stream.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Why does : Asks why does alpha cells secrete more glucagon? ANS: "Why?" is a philosophical question. Some would say because "God" .designed it that way. Others ( ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
They act in: Tandem to help keep your glucose level. Insulin decreases blood sugar and glucagon acts to increase it. It's a continuous balancing act between the tw ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: Check the expiration date. If in doubt ask your doctor for a new rx.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hormone: Glucagon is one of the hormones produced by pancreas. In general it opposes the action of insulin.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
1/2 hr to: 1/2 hr to 45 min. That is why after you give it you have to make sure the patient is able to ingest sugar right after it.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Liver.. plus..: Glucagon causes the release of glucose from a tissue. Glucose is stored as glycogen. by far the organ with the most glycogen is the liver, and that ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Person can't eat: Glucagon kits are available for the emergency treatment of someone with diabetes whose sugar has dropped so low that they cannot safely eat or drink t ... Read More
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