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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsDiabetes · 2 months ago

Why is insulin produced and what produces it?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Pancreases make insulin. 

    Insulin is needed to deliver glucose to cells. Glucose is fuel or energy for cells. People with diabetes type 1 or 2 isn’t producing enough insulin so the cells are basically starving to death. 

    • Mr. Smartypants
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      2 months agoReport

      Type 1 diabetes is not enough insulin.  Type 2s have plenty of insulin but their body tissues are 'insulin-resistant'
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  • edward
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    2 months ago

    Insulin is produced by the pancreas. It is used to break down the glucose in the blood and regulate blood sugar levels. Diabetics have the issue wherein the pancreas is underachieving and they need insulin or to watch what they eat where they take metformin or a slightly gentler drug branded as glumetza

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  • 2 months ago

    Insulin is produced as it is needed to 'transport' glucose, which we get from the breakdown of carbohydrates during the digestive process, from the bloodstream into the body's cells where it is used to create energy, thereby keeping us alive.

    Insulin is produced by the beta cells (Islets of Langerhans) of the pancreas.

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  • 2 months ago

    I bet that's in your book

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Your pancreas makes insulin to (essentially) deliver sugar (in the form of glucose) to respiring cells. 

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