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Insulin and Potassium

Insulin has a number of actions on the body besides lowering your blood glucose levels.  Insulin suppresses the breakdown and buildup of glycogen, which is the storage form of glucose, it blocks fat metabolism and the release of fatty acids, and it puts potassium into the cells by activating the sodium-potassium cellular channels.  Insulin stimulates […]

Functions of insulin

Functions of insulin

Insulin is a protein-based hormone that is made by the beta cells of the pancreas.  Most people know that insulin is the hormone that helps the body’s cells put glucose into the cells for use as cellular fuel.  In the absence of insulin, the cells do not have enough biochemical energy so they must use […]


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