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It Takes Two to Tango

JDRF Funds Development of Stable, Pumpable Glucagon

By Brian Orelli
Contributing Writer

Monday, July 1, 2013

Diabetic pumps work well for delivering insulin to reduce blood sugar levels, but insulin is only one half of the blood sugar regulation that the pancreas is responsible for. In healthy individuals, the organ also releases glucagon, a hormone responsible for signaling to the liver to act in the opposite direction, raising blood sugar levels.

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