To stay healthy, the body wants blood sugar (blood glucose) maintained in a very narrow range. To do this, the body produces two hormones, Insulin and Glucagon that work on opposite schedules and in opposite ways. 1) Insulin is produced when we are eating to lower high blood sugar and, 2) Glucagon is produced when
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