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When Insulin Works

Carbohydrates move into the blood as glucose. This trigers the production of insulin, a hormone secreted by the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.

The insulin is released into the blood where it acts like a key and binds to receptors on the cell.This binding triggers additional receptors and allows the blood glucose to enter the cell.
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