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Adapted from Mudaliar, S.; Henry, R. R. In Ellenberg & Rifkin's Diabetes Mellitus, 6th ed.; Porte, D., Jr., Sherwin, R. S., Baron, A., Eds.; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2003, Chapter 32, pp 532-533, with permission from McGraw-Hill.

the plasma membrane and release of insulin into the portal circulation. The net effect is increased responsiveness of b-cells to stimulation by both glucose and non-glucose secretagogues (such as amino acids), resulting in more insulin release at all blood glucose concentrations, and thus increasing the risk of hypoglycemia between meals.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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