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started to lose weight. She urinated frequently and complained of being tired. Her mom noticed that she
was very thirsty and was getting up in the middle of the night to urinate. On examination, her blood
sugar was elevated. She was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile-onset) diabetes mellitus.
1. What is the function of the hormone insulin?
2. Explain the physiology of this disease, what’s going wrong? Why was she hungry but
losing weight?
3. Why do diabetics carry sweets with them?
 
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