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By: Taylor Amenta, Lexi Cox, Grant Walters, Morgan Bradley
The pancreas is located across the back of the abdomen behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen and connected to the duodenum.
The pancreas creates 2 antagonistic hormones to control blood sugar, these hormones are glucagon and insulin. Alpha cells in the pancreas produce glucagon
Insulin helps you store energy and make energy out of sugars. Glucagon stimulates the liver to break down glycogen, converting amino acids into glucose, breaking down stored fat into fatty acids for use as fuel by cells.
Homeostasis is regulated by insulin and glucagon Determines if a patient has diabetes or another related problem
When there are high levels of blood sugar in the body there is a release of insulin in the body and when there are levels of blood sugar in the body there is a release of glucagon Antagonistic hormones are glucagon and insulin
Releasing hormones are insulin and glucagon Release-Inhibiting hormones somatostatin is a polypeptide that inhibits the release of the other 2 hormones.
If a person has high blood sugar levels, then the pancreas releases insulin to lower the blood sugar. If a person has low blood sugar levels, then the pancreas releases glucagon to raise the blood sugar. If the cycle does not function correctly, diabetes can occur.
The goal for treating diabetes is to minimize the elevation of blood sugar without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar. Type 1 Diabetes is commonly treated with insulin injections. Type 2 Diabetes is commonly treated with weight reduction, diabetic diet, and exercise.