Alyssa's Journey with Type 1 Diabetes

An outlet, a diary of sorts, a place for thoughts, a place to connect,
an expression of feelings about Juvenile Diabetes......

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What is insulin?

Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreatic inlets of Langerhans.  Insulin is secreted into the blood in response to the elevation of blood sugar levels.  Insulin then causes an individuals cells to absorb glucose from the blood and store it in the liver and muscles of the body so that it can be used as energy.

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