You probably have some idea of your pancreas and maybe even know its function, but if we asked you to point it out, would you know where to find it?

For those of you who are not as sure about the pancreas, let us give you a quick synopsis.

First off, the pancreas is located behind your stomach, closer to the beginning of the small intestine. The pancreas, although often forgotten, is still very important to the digestive system. Itsexocrine cells help produce enzymes which help digest food. Another function is to release hormones like insulin and glucagon into the blood which help maintain blood sugar levels. In the case of diabetics, the pancreas attempts to pump out more insulin because the cells do not use it up. This causes for sugar to build in the bloodstream.


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