BIOLOGY 7: Controlling Blood Sugar

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What controls blood sugar levels?
Insulin
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What can cause your blood sugar level to rise rapidly?
Foods that are high in simple sugars
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Why do foods that are high in simple sugars cause your blood sugar level to rise rapidly?
The simple sugars are digested and absorbed into your blood really quickly
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Which organ releases insulin?
The pancreas
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What does insulin do?
It removes sugar from the blood and makes your blood sugar level fall
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How many types of diabetes are there?
2
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What is type 1 diabetes?
When the pancreas stops producing insulin
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How is type 1 diabetes controlled?
By injecting insulin into the blood at meal times
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What is type 2 diabetes?
When the body no long responds to its own insulin or doesn't make enough insulin
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How can type 2 diabetes be controlled?
By exercising and a carefully controlled diet
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What can cause your blood sugar level to rise rapidly?

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Foods that are high in simple sugars

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Why do foods that are high in simple sugars cause your blood sugar level to rise rapidly?

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Which organ releases insulin?

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What does insulin do?

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