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Another view of endogenous (produced by the body) insulin production of a non-diabetic human. The basal, or body's needs minus the processing of food, insulin levels are the lower, often wavy lines shown. The sharp peaks represent how the body responds automatically with secretion of additional insulin to handle the extra glucose creating by eating meals, which are referred to as post-prandial (after-meals) on this graph. People using insulin try to re-create this pattern as much as possible by using fast or short-acting insulin at meal times. Originally uploaded by me at:

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  • Basal

    This refers to the body's basic need for insulin to keep itself in proper condition. A...

  • Endogenous

    Endogenous: originating within (the body). Refers to hormones, enzymes, or other bioactive...

  • Insulin

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

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