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When there's not enough insulin to allow conversion of glucose to energy, the body begins to break down fat cells, which produce fatty acids. These fatty acids are converted to ketones which can fuel the brain in emergencies. Originally uploaded by me:

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  • Insulin

    Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin delivered into the body...

  • Ketoacidosis

    Ketones in the urine or blood, as detected by urine testing stix or a blood ketone testing...

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