The Pancreas and Diabetes

Medically reviewed in April 2019

Take a trip inside the body with this video from Virtual Health Solutions. Get an up-close look at the pancreas, the gland that produces the hormone insulin, and learn how diabetes occurs and the complications of very high blood sugar.

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