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How does insulin and glucagon work together to control blood sugar?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes hormones

Insulin lowers blood sugar. Glucagon raises blood sugar. Normal blood sugar depends on the balance of the two hormones.
In type 2 diabetes, Insulin doesn't work well and glucagon is overproduced, leading to higher blood sugar.

In brief: Diabetes hormones

Insulin lowers blood sugar. Glucagon raises blood sugar. Normal blood sugar depends on the balance of the two hormones.
In type 2 diabetes, Insulin doesn't work well and glucagon is overproduced, leading to higher blood sugar.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Larry Deeb
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Work together to bal

People without diabetes use both hormones.
Insulin lowers glucose and glucagon raises glucose. Most know about Insulin and how it lowers glucose and is missing in diabetes, but glucogon is also missing. Research into an artificial pancreas for people with diabetes has used both hormones to better regulate glucose.

In brief: Work together to bal

People without diabetes use both hormones.
Insulin lowers glucose and glucagon raises glucose. Most know about Insulin and how it lowers glucose and is missing in diabetes, but glucogon is also missing. Research into an artificial pancreas for people with diabetes has used both hormones to better regulate glucose.
Dr. Larry Deeb
Dr. Larry Deeb
Thank
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