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How does insulin and glucagon work together to control blood sugar?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Diabetes hormones: Insulin lowers blood sugar. Glucagon raises blood sugar. Normal blood sugar depends on the balance of the two hormones. In type 2 diabetes, Insulin doesn't work well and glucagon is overproduced, leading to higher blood sugar.
Dr. Larry Deeb
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Work together to bal: People without diabetes use both hormones. Insulin lowers glucose and glucagon raises glucose. Most know about Insulin and how it lowers glucose and is missing in diabetes, but glucogon is also missing. Research into an artificial pancreas for people with diabetes has used both hormones to better regulate glucose.

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How do insulin and glucagon control blood sugar levels?

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Opposite action: Insulin will deliver glucose to the cells of your body and has the potential to cause hypoglycemia. In the presence if hypoglycemia or with fasting, glucagon is the hormone secreted which will stimulate glycogen (stored glucose) conversion to glucose in order to keep body fuel supply going.
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Can you tell me how insulin controls blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
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Pancrease (pancrelipase): The pancreases (pancrelipase) makes insulin and the blood levels rise there is a signal to the pancreas to relaese insulin hopefully I an amount that will keep your glucose between 90-120. The insulin helps the glucose get into the cell to create energy. If the glucose level returng to normal or low insulin release ceases

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