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Answered 2008-02-23 05:59:15

All carbohydrates are broken down into glucose through the process of digestion.

Once the glucose leaves the intestines, it is sent through the blood stream to the various organs and tissues that need it (the brain being the biggest user of glucose for energy), but the pancreas needs to send out insulin to the cells to allow them to accept the glucose.

The pancreas samples the amount of glucose that passes through it (through the blood circulating) to enable it to send out the right amount of insulin required.

If there is too much glucose in the blood (more than the body needs), it is mainly stored in the following organs:

* the liver

* skeletal muscles (all the muscles that are attached to the bones) A small amount is also stored in the kidneys.

The stored form of glucose is called glycogen.

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