the Effects of
on the Body
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Its function is to allow other cells to transform glucose into energy throughout your body. Without insulin, cells are starved for energy and must seek an alternate source. This can lead to life-threatening complications.
People with diabetes can inject insulin into the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, or buttocks. Read more.
An insulin pump placed under the skin of the abdomen can take the place of frequent injections. Read more.
Your pancreas produces insulin and releases it into the bloodstream when you eat. Insulin therapy can step in for a nonfunctioning pancreas. Read more.
Insulin is vital to your body’s ability to create energy from glucose and to distribute it to cells throughout your body. Read more.
Insulin tells the liver to take excess glucose from the bloodstream and store it for later use. Read more.
Insulin directs muscles and fat cells to store extra glucose so it won’t overload your bloodstream. Read more.
Too much or too little glucose in your bloodstream is dangerous. It can even be life threatening. Insulin helps keep glucose within a healthy range. Read more.
Insulin helps to distribute energy to cells throughout your body, including your central nervous system and cardiovascular system, so they can function properly. Read more.
Cells in every part of your body need energy to function and to remain healthy. Without insulin, cells become starved for energy and seek it elsewhere, which can lead to dangerous complications. Read more.
Insulin uses your bloodstream as a transportation route to cells all around your body. A blood test can reveal blood sugar levels that are too high or too low. Read more.
Insulin helps you use glucose for energy. Without it, your body begins to burn fat, which may cause high levels of toxic ketones. High levels of ketones can be detected in urine. Read more.
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