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How does glucagon affect blood sugar levels in diabetes?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Goes up when needed!: Glucagon is known as a 'counter-regulatory' hormone. This means it counteracts another hormone's action. In this case, glucagon works to help release glucose from the liver. This is very imporant between meals, when a steady supply of glucose is neeed for the body's ongoing needs. It also helps when a hypoglycemic reaction is occurring, helps bring glucose to the rescue from the liver.
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Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Increases: Glucagon increases blood sugar in diabetes or in anyone.
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