Test for Diabetes Checks If the Liver Is Responding

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readOct 13, 2020

Glucagon is a hormone that prevents blood glucose levels from dropping too low by stimulating the liver to convert stored glycogen into glucose. This is a critical physiological feedback loop between the liver and the pancreas, where glucagon acts as a messenger. It’s a delicate balance — too much glucagon and sugar production in the liver spikes, resulting in potentially harmful elevated blood sugar…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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