is an auto-immune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the pancreatic cells that produce insulin.
is an organ located in the abdomen. It is an organ of the digestive and endocrine systems. The pancreas also produces the hormone insulin, which helps to control the amount of sugar in the blood.
is a hormone produced in the pancreas, which acts like a key that unlocks cells to get the glucose from the blood into the muscles to provide our body with energy.
occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
are essential for a well-balanced diet and healthy body. They provide the only fuel source for many vital organs, including the brain, central nervous system and kidneys. The digestive system breaks down carbohydrates into glucose and the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin to help the glucose move from the blood into the cells.