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Blood Glucose Levels and Diabetes
Blood glucose concentrations in the body are monitored and
controlled by the pancreas.
Blood glucose levels are high after you have eaten a meal. This causes
the hormone (and protein) insulin to be released from the pancreas.
This causes the liver to remove any glucose…
Banting and Best, in the 1920s, were two scientists who made some
dogs diabetic by removing most of their pancreas. They then
extracted insulin from the pancreases of other dogs.
Many dogs died in the experiment, although the results meant that a
treatment was developed for a disease which has…