Initiated by the thought, sight, smell and taste of food, by conditioned reflexes, and by insulin-induced hypoglycaemia. This phase is mediated by cholinergic vagal fibres. The areas of the brain stem that relay information to the stomach are the area postrema, nucleus tractus solitarius and the dorsal motor nucleus. Acetylcholine directly stimulates parietal cells to produce acid. It also indirectly stimulates acid secretion by releasing gastrin from G cells and histamine from t o enterochromaffin-like cells in the gastric mucosa. a c
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.