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What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

Storage & Release : Glycogen is a storage form of glucose. Glucagon is a hormone which, like insulin, also comes from the pancreas. When the body needs to utilize its stored glucose, glucagon is released to do it. Glycogen is mostly stored in the liver, but it is also contained in the kidneys and muscle. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

Low sugar can be reversed by taking a carb load or candy you should keep around you in case needed. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What's the difference and functions of glucose glycogen and glucagon?

Storage & Release : Glycogen is a storage form of glucose. Glucagon is a hormone which, like insulin, also comes from the pancreas. When the body needs to utilize its stored glucose, glucagon is released to do it. Glycogen is mostly stored in the liver, but it is also contained in the kidneys and muscle. ...Read more

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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

Good control of your blood sugar will increase the chance that you and your baby will stay healthy! ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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How do hormones, glucagon and insulin work together to control blood glucose levels?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is glucagon or insulin secreted by the pancreas during the fight or flight response?

Can you tell me is glucagon or insulin secreted by the pancreas during the fight or flight response?

Glucagon and insulin: Glucagon will increase available sugar in the bloodstream and would be more useful during the "fight" part of the response. Insulin is secreted when there is excess in the bloodstream, e.g. as you eat a meal or after eating, during the relaxations phase "flight" part. ...Read more

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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

Most important recommendations are good blood pressure and blood sugar control. ...See more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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I was wondering is glucagon or insulin secreted by the pancreas during the fight or flight response?

I was wondering is glucagon or insulin secreted by the pancreas during the fight or flight response?

No : Hi. No, they don't really play a role in the fight or flight response. Epinephrine from the adrenal medulla can cause glycogenolysis at the liver just like glucagon can, and epi is flooding the system...don't need glucagon. Insulin is present, but is an anabolic hormone, and the fight or flight response is all about catabolism...insulin in very low levels works fine. Good endocrine physiology! ...Read more

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Had poor cortisol& growhormone response to glucagon stim test.Could poor response be due to nutritional deficiencies?How could I confirm. Cort&GH low.

Had poor cortisol& growhormone response to glucagon stim test.Could poor response be due to nutritional deficiencies?How could I confirm. Cort&GH low.

More testing: if you failed the test you could indeed have a GH deficiency. You need to get a full lab evaluation to determine the cause. See an Age Management Physician. ...Read more

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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

Strict blood sugar control for those with gestational diabetes. ...See more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
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Take a stool softener
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See your doctor
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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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Glucagon response to oral glucose (Tip)

If diabetic: get blood sugar levels in normal range & have thyroid checked to prevent miscarriage or defect. ...See more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more