Nutrition Day 10 - Nutrition Day 10 17:20 Hypoglycemia (low...

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Nutrition Day 10 17:20 Hypoglycemia  (low blood sugar) Blood glucose responses o Low glucose level results in light headedness Sweaty palms, panic Really low—fainting Alpha cell o Glucagon Hormone produced in these cells Works back on the liver Reduce the glycogen to glucose o Problem Insulin response would cause a glucagon response Bounce between hypo and hyperglycemic  Delta cell o Somatostatin o Reduces the response of insulin and glucagon  o Stablilizes Hypothalamus (in the brain) Regulates the blood glucose by modulating sympathetic nervous system Adrenal gland o Maintain blood glucose Sitting on top of the kidneys 2 parts Adrenal cortex Adrenal medulla
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Stimulates the release of adrenaline(epinephrine)  Sends it to the liver o Gluconeogenesis Uses the string of carbon molecule and makes a glucose  like molecule Dumps glucose into blood
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2009 for the course NUTR 115 taught by Professor Levitsky during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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