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Hypersecretion of glucagon ?

Hypersecretion of glucagon
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It depends: Are you asking about a tumor in the pancreas that overproduces glucagon, or the poor regulation of glucagon secretion that worsens high blood sugars in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus? ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Glucagon (Definition)

Secreted by cells in pancrease (pancrelipase) that is normally higher overnight-tells liver to make sugar for brain to use overnight, and low during day when sugars in foods are used by brain. Always inappropriately elevated in patients with diabetes. Some medications for diabetes can reduce glucagon to improve blood sugar. Sometimes used asto raise blood sugar in someone unconsious due to ...Read more


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How does glucagon cause hyperglycemia?

How does glucagon cause hyperglycemia?

Sugar production: Glucagon made by the body tells your liver to make more sugar, and when all systems are functioning properly, should not cause 'hyper'glycemia...Should result in normal sugars. Bottled glucagon given by injection as a medication an cause transient hyperglycemia because the dose is large, and that is its intended effect. ...Read more

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How does insulin and glucagon work together?

How does insulin and glucagon work together?

They act in: Tandem to help keep your glucose level. Insulin decreases blood sugar and glucagon acts to increase it. It's a continuous balancing act between the two pancreatic secretions. ...Read more

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What disease would occur if there is hyposecretion of glucagon?

What disease would occur if there is hyposecretion of glucagon?

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. ...Read more

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What is glucagon?

What is glucagon?

Hormone: Glucagon is one of the hormones produced by pancreas. In general it opposes the action of insulin. ...Read more

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How long will a glucagon shot last?

How long will a glucagon shot last?

1/2 hr to: 1/2 hr to 45 min. That is why after you give it you have to make sure the patient is able to ingest sugar right after it. ...Read more

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What is the target cell for glucagon?

What is the target cell for glucagon?

Liver.. plus..: Glucagon causes the release of glucose from a tissue. Glucose is stored as glycogen. by far the organ with the most glycogen is the liver, and that is the main target organ. Muscle and kidney also has some glycogen stores, and are secondary targets. ...Read more

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When should I give a glucagon injection?

When should I give a glucagon injection?

Person can't eat: Glucagon kits are available for the emergency treatment of someone with diabetes whose sugar has dropped so low that they cannot safely eat or drink to bring their sugar up themselves. If they do not answer questions, or their answers are very confused or sound slurred, and you believe their sugar is low, a glucagon shot may help them recover enough to eat or drink to keep the sugar up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: glucagon?

What is the definition or description of: glucagon?

A hormone: Secreted by cells in pancrease (pancrelipase) that is normally higher overnight-tells liver to make sugar for brain to use overnight, and low during day when sugars in foods are used by brain. Always inappropriately elevated in patients with diabetes. Some medications for diabetes can reduce glucagon to improve blood sugar. Sometimes used asto raise blood sugar in someone unconsious due to a very low sugar. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Glucagen (Definition)

GlucaGen is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more