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Promotes movement of glucose into certain cells

Stimulates cells to polymerize glucose into glycogen

Rise in blood glucose stimulates insulin secretion from beta cells

Rise in blood glucose stimulates insulin secretion from beta cells

Figure

Insulin and glucagon function together to help maintain a relatively stable blood glucose concentration. Negative feedback responding to blood glucose concentration controls the levels of both hormones.

Drop in blood glucose stimulates glucagon secretion from alpha cells

Bloodstream

In response to insulin, blood glucose drops toward normal (and inhibits insulin secretion)

In response to glucagon, blood glucose rises toward normal (and inhibits glucagon secretion)

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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