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A 48-year-old member asked:

Why is diabetes attributed to the hyposecrection of insulin & not to the hypersecretion of glucagon?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
It's both !!: but most feel lower insulin secretion is the CAUSE of higher glucagon secretion
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