The connection between the endocrine pancreas and diabetes


In a recent interview with dvm360®, Melissa Evans, LVT, CVT, VTS (EEC), discussed the endocrine pancreas' function and its connection to diabetes.

At the 2021 Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC), Melissa Evans, LVT, CVT, VTS(EEC), shared with dvm360® the endocrine pancreas' role in the body and its correlation to diabetes in companion animals.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Melissa Evans, LVT, CVT, VTS(EEC): The endocrine pancreas is 1 part of the pancreas itself…[that] controls the blood glucose levels. It does that by putting out hormones that help regulate the levels of glucose in the blood. Insulin is the main [hormone] that most people think of when they think of diabetes and insulin takes the glucose that’s in the blood and uses it in the cells for energy.

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