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The Pancreas and Insulin



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What does it do? 

pancreas secretes two kinds of hormones:

1. Digestive enzymes - these help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into simple “building blocks” that give cells energy.

2. Insulin - the amount insulin produced by the pancreas regulates the glucose levels in the body. 

What is glucose?

Glucose is a simple sugar and one of the most important building blocks of energy in the body!  



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Last Reviewed: Mar 13, 2014