The Role Of Insulin In Type I Diabetes

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Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body cannot produce insulin in the pancreas or because the cells are not responding to the insulin being produced.The symptoms in diabetes include extreme thirst, increased hunger, and increased urination. Insulin is a hormone that is used to convert starches, sugar, and other foods into energy. Glucose in the blood stream needs insulin to enter the cells of the body. When insulin is not available, glucose builds up in the blood. In Type I Diabetes, the body is unable to store and use glucose as an energy source effectively. The pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin, as mentioned above, that helps lower blood sugar. While inside of your pancreas beta cells produce the insulin, however,
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