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Word! Glucagon

Word! Glucagon


(En español: Glucagón)

Say: gloo-kuh-gon

Glucagon is a hormone that raises the level of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. The pancreas produces glucagon and releases it when the body needs more sugar in the blood for delivery to the cells. When someone with diabetes has a very low blood glucose level, a glucagon shot (injection) can help raise the blood glucose quickly.

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