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insulin edit 2

Submitted by dalon on Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:37

Insulin resistance is the somatic cells’ inability to respond to the insulin hormone. As a result, these cells do not take in glucose from their surrounding environment. What results is an elevated level of glucose in the blood, which signals for the pancreas to release more insulin. Due to the continuous production of insulin and the cells’ inability to respond and take in glucose, hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia may result. The resistance to insulin results from a mechanism error in the signaling pathway. This could be a functional error in the receptor, the proteins within the cascade, or in the bodies immune response to the receptor.

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