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What is the role of the pancrease (pancrelipase) in controlling the blood glucose level?
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Pancreas & glucose: Pancreatic beta cells secrete Insulin when they detect a rise in blood sugar. Pancreatic Alpha cells produce glucagon which stimulates liver to convert glycogen to glucose (as well as fats & proteins ultimately to glucose) when blood sugar levels are low.
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