Insulin is a hormone that lowers the level of glucose (a type of
sugar) in the
. It's made by the beta cells of the pancreas and released into
the blood when the glucose level goes up, such as after eating.
Insulin helps glucose enter the body's cells, where it can be
used for energy or stored for future use.
In diabetes, the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin or the
body can't respond normally to the insulin that is made. This
causes the glucose level in the blood to rise.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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