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How does the pancreas control your blood sugar?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
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In brief: Insulin and Glucagon

The pancreas secretes insulin and glucagon, among other hormones for digestion.
Primarily, insulin is secreted to enable sugar to move from outside of cells to inside of cells for metabolism. Glucagon enables release of glucose from the liver in order to raise the blood sugar, at times. The actions of these hormones ( in an oversimplification) keep the blood sugar between 80 and 100.

In brief: Insulin and Glucagon

The pancreas secretes insulin and glucagon, among other hormones for digestion.
Primarily, insulin is secreted to enable sugar to move from outside of cells to inside of cells for metabolism. Glucagon enables release of glucose from the liver in order to raise the blood sugar, at times. The actions of these hormones ( in an oversimplification) keep the blood sugar between 80 and 100.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Gets sugar in cells.

Hormones, like Insulin and glucagon regulate sugar levels.
Reserves get broken down, and end up in the blood as glucose, which supplys cells with the help of Insulin made by the beta cells of your pancreas. Exercise draws on this supply because the cells do more work, and so glucose is replaced by glucose by glucagon and other hormones from the pancreas until it is back to a sustainable level.

In brief: Gets sugar in cells.

Hormones, like Insulin and glucagon regulate sugar levels.
Reserves get broken down, and end up in the blood as glucose, which supplys cells with the help of Insulin made by the beta cells of your pancreas. Exercise draws on this supply because the cells do more work, and so glucose is replaced by glucose by glucagon and other hormones from the pancreas until it is back to a sustainable level.
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