Pancreas & Diabetes




Diabetes is a condition primarily involving the pancreas, explains Lois Exelbert, Nurse Diabetes Educator and Patient Care Manager with Baptist Hospital with a graphic.
She describes, throughout the pancreas there are areas called islets of Langerhans, which have a lot of cells but one of them, the beta cell, produces insulin.
Insulin helps the body to use sugar from food, because every kind of food is converted to sugar. Without insulin, sugar will remain in the bloodstream without entering the cells of patients’ bodies for energy. **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
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