| Why do people have to take shots and medicine for
|Question Date: 2016-12-02|
Good question. When you eat a meal, the amount of
sugar in your blood goes up. That signals to your
pancreas to make a hormone called
insulin. Insulin tells your muscles to soak
up the sugar in your blood. People with diabetes
either don’t make enough insulin, or their muscles
can’t “hear” the insulin message. They can take
insulin shots to increase the amount of insulin in
their blood making it so their muscles can soak up
Insulin is a hormone helps your body get the
energy from the food you eat! Diabetes
occurs when your body doesn’t make insulin
properly or it doesn’t make enough insulin.
People with diabetes have to take regular
shots of insulin to make sure they can get
the energy stored in the food they eat.
It's because their pancreas (an organ that
produces a chemical called insulin) is
defective in some way. Those shots contain
insulin, which the body needs.
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