Need of homeostatic system
We need homeostasis so that we can keep our internal environment in check. We need this internal balance so that chemical and biological processes to occur.
Lungs:The Lungs are responsible for the regulation of oxygen levels within the blood which is critical to the respiration process.
Pancreas:The regulation of blood-glucose levels is paramount for survival. The pancreas is a small organ located below the stomach it has a number of functions. One of the most important is the regulation of blood-sugar levels. The pancreas contains special cells known as the Islets of Langerhans that detect blood-glucose levels.
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For glucose to be used as energy it needs to enter the cells of the body, this is done by insulin. When blood sugar levels go up, the pancreas releases its insulin and regulates the blood sugar level.
Response to decrease of glucose in the body: Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood sugar levels. A Hypoglycemia reaction is caused by increased demand for glucose. The body could "run out" glucose faster, therefore bringing a hypoglycemic attack. Persistent intake of excessive alcohol can cause this reaction, this is because alcohol decreases glucose stores in the liver. When blood sugar levels go down the pancreas releases glucagon which regulates the blood sugar level
Diseases related to blood glucose levels
Disease/Condition caused by decrease of blood glucose
Hypoglycemia:Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, can be dangerous. Low blood sugar can happen as a result of intake of medications that increase insulin. Overdosing on medication, eating less than normal, or exercising more than usual can cause low blood sugar levels. Blood sugar is also known as glucose. Glucose is needed in body so that it can perform its functios …show more content…
Type 1: Type 1 diabetes is treated by controlling the blood sugar levels (glucose). Blood sugar level are controlled by several insulin injections every day or an insulin pump. Monitoring blood sugar level several times a day is imperative
Type 2: Treatment of type 2 diabetes includes:
Diabetes medication or insulin therapy
Blood sugar monitoring
The intensive management of hypoglycemia includes the rapid intake of sugar. This can come from regular soft drinks, juice, lifesaver candies, table sugar etc. At least 15 grams of sugar must be consumed, this should be followed by an evaluation of symptoms and a blood glucose check. If after 10 minutes there are no positive results, another 10-15 grams should consumed. This can be repeated up to three times.
The equivalency of 10-15 grams of glucose (approximate servings) are:
4 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 can of regular soda or