Regulating blood sugar

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  • Regulating blood sugar
    • Insulin and blood sugar levels
      • carbohydrates release sugar in the intestines
      • Insulin
        • a hormone
        • released by the pancreas
        • sugar is now stored as glycogen in the kidneys.
        • restricted productivity can cause diabetes
      • high sugar levels
        • 1. too much glucose in blood
          • 2. pancreas produces insulin which enters blood
            • 3. Insulin allows glucose to be absorbed by the cells
              • 4. Blood glucose level is reduced
      • Low Sugar
        • 1. too little glucose in blood
          • 2. Insulin not produced
            • less glucose absorbed by cells
              • Blood glucose level increases
    • Diabetes
      • important for humans to regulate the sugar levels
      • Symptoms
        • thirst
        • wee more often
        • weight lost
        • itching genital area
        • tiredness
      • Type 1
        • pancreas does not produce insulin
        • controlled by testing blood and injections
        • need to eat a healthy diet
      • type 2
        • pancreas does not produce enough insulin
        • due to poor dieting
        • controlled by change in diet and exercise
        • Its preventable
    • A healthy diet
      • maintain steady blood level
      • Carbohydrates take longer to digest -  sugar released slowly
      • Obesity varies with age and gender
        • correlation between diabetes and obesity

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