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[IP] alpha cells

Jenn asks:
>I think that when BGs are hard to control, it means that your pancreas
>(meaning both beta AND alpha cells) is totally gone and not helping at
>all. (Duck theory)

I know what beta cells do (in a very simplistic sense) but what's an alpha
Alpha cells secrete glucagon and keep the bg stable. type 1's usuaslly have
a large number of dead alpha cells too. although the killing mechanism isn't
understood well if at all.
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