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The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

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Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Complex answer

The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that.
In type i diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body.

In brief: Complex answer

The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that.
In type i diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body.
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