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Homeostasis: Control of blood sugar levels

In our Biology class we have been studying homeostasis and the control of the body temperature. After that we started learning about the control of our blood sugar levels and we were assigned to do an activity.

1b.

Homeostasis-Controlling-blood-sugar-levels

1c. Negative feedback: way in which the hypothalamus, skin and muscles work together to keep your internal body sugar levels in blood constant.

2. a.

Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2
Causes Death of cells that secrete insulin Cells stop responding properly to insulin, obesity, lack of exercise.
Treatment Daily injections of insulin to reduce blood glucose concentration, eat regularly, manage the diet, exercise carefully to balance their energy needs with the food and insulin intake Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, losing weight.

 

2c. Genetic engineering: taking a gene from one species and putting it into another species.


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