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pancreas
secretes hormones that help regulate the blood glucose level
pancreatic islets
(islets of Langerhans)
secretes hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood
diaetes mellitus
when body cells are not able to metabolize glucose
type I diabetes
(insulin-dependent)
pancreas is not producing insulin
type II diabetes
(non-insulin-dependent)
occurs in obese and inactive people; produce insulin, but liver and muscle cells do not respond to it
diabetes mellitus
unable to metabolize glucose