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How is the brain affected by insulin?
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Energy
Insulin allows glucose to enter the brain cells so they brain will have energy to do it's work.
Without Insulin the blood sugar will go very high and it can enter the cells but as the glucose goes higher it can cause other problems that will lead to drowsiness and then coma.

In brief: Energy
Insulin allows glucose to enter the brain cells so they brain will have energy to do it's work.
Without Insulin the blood sugar will go very high and it can enter the cells but as the glucose goes higher it can cause other problems that will lead to drowsiness and then coma.
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