blood glucose

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  • Created on: 06-06-19 13:45
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  • Blood Glucose
    • Controlling blood glucose levels
      • too much glucose
        • negative impact of osmosis
        • affects concentration gradients
      • too little glucose
        • glucose is important for respiration
        • respiration releases energy needed by every living cell
        • unable to produce enough energy
    • Glucose
      • glucose levels are detected as blood flows through the pancreas
        • high levels
          • pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream
            • liver and muscle tissues detect presence of insulin
            • liver and muscle tissues convert excess glucose into glycogen
              • continues until pancreas detects normal blood glucose levels
        • low levels
          • pancreas releases glucagon into the bloodstream
            • liver detects presence of glucagon
            • liver converts stores of glycogen back into glucose so it can be released back into bloodstream
              • continues until pancreas detects normal blood glucose levels

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