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How do hormones, glucagon and insulin work together to control blood glucose levels?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
In tandem: They work in tandem, with Insulin lowering blood sugar when needed and glucagon raising it when needed. However, in type 2 diabetes glucagon is stimulated inappropriately, raising glucose even further when it's already elevated.
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