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Can you tell me about insulin, how can we increase production of insulin from pencreas ?

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Insulin: Insulin is a protein hormone made only in beta cells in the pancreas. It's production and release from beta cells is stimulated by rising blood glucose, by the gut hormone GLP-1, by nerve traffic initiated in the CNS & peripherally, by sulfonylurea drugs, and by GLP-1 agonist drugs. Insulin mediates glucose uptake by responsive tissues and storage as glycogen in liver & muscle. Need insulin to liv
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Depends: Hi. Insulin is a protein hormone that stimulates glucose uptake and storage of glycogen in liver and muscle, and storage of fat in adipose. If you're not diabetic, your body makes the perfect amount of insulin to keep blood sugar normal and store some energy. Type 1's can't make insulin. Type 2's can't make enough to keep blood sugar normal. Sulfonylurea drugs increase insulin secretion in type 2

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