occurs when the body’s insulin is unable to work properly (insulin resistance) and/or when the body cannot produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
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.
is a type of sugar that the body uses for energy.
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.
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.