Describe the action of insulin for the control of blood glucose concentration

Insulin is made in the beta cells of the pancreas. They act on receptors on the target cells. This controls the uptake of glucose in the target cells by regulating the inclusion of channel proteins on the target cell's surface membranes.Insulin also activates the enzymes that convert glucose to glycogen

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