The Pancreas and Insulin
What does it do?
The 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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