Controlling blood glucose



This Biology only video compares the endocrine system and the nervous system. It also covers the role of the hormone insulin in lowering blood glucose levels and describes how a lack of such control is typical of diabetes. For Higher Tier students there is also detail on how glucagon works to increase blood glucose as part of a negative feedback loop.

Key Words

glycogen, pancreas, diabetes, homeostasis, receptor, effector, insulin, glucagon, endocrine