Control Systems Biology - Set 2 (Homeostasis and response)

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  • Created on: 09-11-19 14:06

Homeostasis set 2

In type 1 diabetes the pancreas fails to produce sufficient insulin, causing high blood glucose levels. It is normally treated with insulin injections.

In Type 2 diabetes the body cells no longer respond to insulin produced by the pancreas. A carbohydrate controlled diet and an exercise regime are common treatments.

If the blood glucose concentration is too low, the pancreas produces the hormone glucagon that causes glycogen to be converted into glucose and released into the blood.

Condoms Protect against STI’s, unlike hormonal contraceptives.

Some hormonal contraceptives can be…


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