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What cells in the pancreas play a role in diabetes?

Insulin...When the blood-sugar level in your body is too high, your pancreas produces more insulin which then allows the glucose to be absorbed by body cells. The glucose level will then reduce. When the Blood-sugar level is too low, your pancreas does not release insulin, which mean that less glucose is absorbed in body cells. The glucose level in the blood is therefore increased.

When the pancreas detects low blood sugar levels it secretes?

Pancreas detects blood glucose level by its cells called "Islets of Langerhans." When the blood glucose level is too high, it releases insulin. When it becomes too low, the pancreas then releases glucagon to elevate a low blood glucose.

How does insulin lower the blood glucose level if it is too high?

Insulin is released by the pancreas then the liver extracts the glucose. The insulin makes the liver turn the glucose into glycogen.

When the pancreas detects high concentration of the bloods sugar glucose it releases?


When we eat our blood glucose level is high or low?

When you eat glucose of your diet intakes from food in intestine. Then this glucose go to liner with portal vein. Then some of this glucose absorbed with liver but most of that go through the vessels . So when we eat our blood glucose is high then balance with pancreas hormones

What does pancreas secrete when blood glucose falls?

Glucagon. Insulin is released when blood glucose levels are high. Both come from the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.

What signals the liver to store or release glucose?

Glucagon is a hormone created by the pancreas that signals the liver to release glucose when the blood sugar level is dangerously low by converting glycogen (glucose converted for long term "storage") into glucose in the process known as glycogenolysis. Insulin is the hormone created by the pancreas that tells the liver to convert excess glucose into glycogen when the blood sugar level is high in the process known as glycogenesis.

i have a blood glucose level of 116 is that high ?

i have a blood glucose level of 116 is that high

What happens when cells detect the blood sugar level to be too high?

the pancreas will release insulin which will increase the uptake of glucose into cells for storage

When glucose levels in the blood are too high the pancreas secretes?


What is Hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to high levels of glucose?

Insulin …

How the the pancreas regulate blood?

The pancreas works to regulate blood glucose levels to maintain homeostasis. When blood glucose levels are too low, the alpha cells of the pancreas release a hormone called glucagon. The liver breaks this down into glucose, taken up by the blood. The blood glucose level will rise. When blood glucose levels are too high, the beta cells of the pancreas release a hormone called insulin. The liver takes up glucose from the blood and stores it as glycogen while body cells take up more glucose, resulting in a lower glucose level in the blood. When it gets to low, the process starts over again. This is important to know because of diabetes patients. They have high glucose levels in their blood because they either cannot produce insulin (Type I - autoimmune disorder) or their insulin is low or the target cells receptors do not respond to insulin (Type II). The latter can usually be controlled by diet; the former generally requires genetically-engineered insulin shots.

What are the homeostatic functions of the pancreas?

The pancreas secretes hormones that control the glucose levels in the blood. If the glucose level of the blood is low, the brain sends a signal to the pancreas and it secretes a hormone called glucagon. If blood sugar is too high, a hormone called insulin is realased. Without the pancreas, blood sugar levels would go out of control and cause damage to the body.

What does human insulin do?

Insulin is a hormone that is released by the Pancreas if your blood sugar level is too high. The Insulin then goes to the Liver and tells it to store the glucose as glycogen.

What does hyposecretion of the pancreas cause?

Hyposecretion of the pancreas causes diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes high and low levels of glucose.

What happens if glucose gets to high?

you die.

How the body maintains homeostasis in terms of the blood glucose level?

If you have too high level of blood glucose your pancreas will reliese insulin, which will make blood glucose get to fat cells, where it is stored. When you are stressed glucocorticoids will make fat cells reliese glucose into the blood stream. Those are two endocrine pathways I'm aware of, there might and probably are more.

How does the muscular system contribute to homeostasis?

One function of homeostasis is the blood glucose level control. If your blood glucose level is too high your pancreas releases insulin. Insulin converts glucose into clycogen which is then stored into your MUSCLES and liver. NB: I am only 15 and obviously not a doctor so its your preference if you believe or trust what I have written.

What are the risks in high blood glucose level?

If your blood glucose level is high. It is very risky and harmful to you because this directly effect to your heart and body. It is very important that your blood glucose level should be normal.

What is high glucose?

high glucose is high sugar if your sugar gets too high too often then you are capable of getting diabetes. CHECK with your doctor

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is glucose level 140 to high for a 67 yr old man?

is 140 to high glucose level for a 67 year old man?

"An insulin pump covers a high glucose level, right"?

"Yes, an insluin pump covers a high glucose level or food that you have eaten." An insulin pump covers your high glucose level after you've eaten certain foods that would make it rise.

Is a blood glucose level of 138 too high?

Is 138 to high