Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose. For decades, treatments for type II diabetes have taken aim at insulin, but a new study suggests that a better approach may be to target glucagon’s sweetening effect. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Diabetes; Hormone Disorders; Hypertension; Diseases and Conditions; Chronic Illness; Personalized Medicine
  • Description: Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose. For decades, treatments for type II diabetes have taken aim at insulin, but a new study suggests that a better approach may be to target glucagon’s sweetening effect.