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Trivia question

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

What is the role of insulin in the body?

It converts glucose (from food) into usable energy --- correct answer
It increases your blood sugar after eating a meal
It helps you digest carbohydrates and sugar properly
All of the above

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This is a question I had tonight and I got it wrong. So I looked it up, feeling I was right. I answered "It converts glucose from food into usable energy." (As taught in nurses training)
According to this quiz, it is right. But when it showed the answer wrong, the right one was
"All the above"which I disagree with. The role of insulin is not to increase your blood sugar. That is the role of food that is to be converted. Insulin does not increase your blood sugar.
Not a good question to respond to. Much confusion!

Per definition, What is the role of insulin in diabetes? - WebMD
https://www.webmd.com › diabetes › what-is-the-role-of-insulin-in
-diabetes
To understand why insulin is important in diabetes, it helps to know more about how the body uses food for energy. ... The amount of glucose in your bloodstream is tightly regulated by the hormone insulin. ..
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