Pancreas & Diabetes - J’lynn Richardson Mr Ashworth Anatomy Phys Pancreas and Diabetes The Pancreas secretes hormones known as insulin and

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J’lynn Richardson Mr. Ashworth Anatomy & Phys 11/12/19 Pancreas and Diabetes The Pancreas secretes hormones known as insulin and glucagon. Insulin works to lower high blood glucose while Glucagon raises blood glucose. There is a chronic condition known as adult onset diabetes, or Type 2 Diabetes, which resists insulin and affects the way the body process blood sugar. The causes of Type 2 Diabetes can be caused by genes, extra weight, metabolic syndrome, too much glucose from your liver, bad communication between your cells, and broken beta cells. The symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes are being very thirsty, frequent urination, blurry vision, being cranky, tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, feeling worn out, wounds that will not heal, and yeast infections that keep coming back. You are more likely to have Type 2 Diabetes if you are 45 years old or older, you have a
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Unformatted text preview: relative with diabetes, or are African-American, Alaska Native, Native American, Asian-American, Hispanic or Latino, or Pacific-Islander-American. You are also more likely to have Type 2 Diabetes if you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, heart and blood vessel disease, High blood pressure, Low HDL cholesterol, High triglycerides, being overweight or obese, having a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds, having gestational diabetes while pregnant, polycystic overy syndrome, acanthosis nigirians, and depression. Other things that may increase your risk of diabetes is little to no exercise, smoking, stress, and sleeping too little or too much. In order to prevent diabetes, you can lose weight, get active/exercise more, eat a proper diet, and quit smoking....
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