A large, elongated gland located behind the lower portion of the stomach that secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood. These hormones are essential in regulating blood sugar levels. The pancreas also secretes enzymes into the small intestine that help with digestion and neutralize acid from the stomach.
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Diabetes is a condition in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.

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A medical emergency in which a patient's blood glucose level drops to abnormally low levels; it is accompanied by shaking, palpitations, seizure, and coma.
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Insulin resistance is a pre-diabetic condition wherein the cells of the body become less able to respond to insulin and process sugars. Insulin receptors in the cells become less sensitive and decrease in number, frequently resulting in overproduction of insulin. This condition is a risk factor for heart disease, hypertension, elevated cholesterol and trigylceride levels and obesity and, if untreated, can lead to type 2 diabetes. It can be successfully treated by dietary changes and/or medication.
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