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What disease would occur if there is hyposecretion of glucagon?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
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 (which make glucagon) are initially ok. But after many years, diabetics lose the alpha cells too. They can't mobilize glucose from the liver and are prone to hypoglycemia.

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