Controlling Blood Glucose



This  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

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