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Glucose and Insulin

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Alexandra Burton

on 20 February 2013

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Transcript of Glucose and Insulin

Types of diabetes The process begins when you consume food and the simple sugars from the carbohydrates are converted into glucose in the liver. Insulin enters the blood stream to assist the glucose because they can't enter the cell on their own so insulin allows or "unlocks" the cell channel so glucose can enter through. Insulin and Glucose Interaction with cells It then decides on how much glucose should enter the blood stream according to how much the body needs. The required amount goes into the blood stream while the surplus is stored into the fat and muscle tissue for future energy needs. The Beta Cells, that produces insulin within the pancreas, now detect the glucose and releases insulin into the blood stream. The cell then absorbs the glucose and uses it as energy to be able to perform their function Thanks For Watching Thanks for Watching Thanks for Watching That's how Insulin works to get to get glucose into cells
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