B3-3.6 Controlling Blood Sugar HT

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Why must glucose be taken out of the blood?
Glucose causes water to move out of the cells by osmosis
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When taken out of the blood what is glucose used for?
Respiration or stored for later use
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What is insulin?
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas
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What is the function of insulin?
Insulin allows the glucose to move from the blood into the cells
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What is glucagon?
Glucagon is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas when blood glucose levels fall
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How does glucagon work?
Glucagon stimulates the release of glycogen which is converted into glucose to be released in to the blood
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What is glycogen?
A form of carbohydrate made from animals (aka glucose in its stored formed)
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What is type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which a person's blood glucose concerntration may rise to a high leve
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What is the cause of type 1 diabetes?
The lack of production of insulin in the pancreas
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How can type 1 diabetes be controlled?
Careful attention to diet, exercise and injectioning insulin
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When taken out of the blood what is glucose used for?

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Respiration or stored for later use

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What is insulin?

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What is the function of insulin?

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What is glucagon?

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