What is an Insulinoma?

What is an Insulinoma? An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas. That’s the organ that makes the hormone insulin, which controls your blood sugar. Normally, the pancreas makes more insulin when your blood sugar is high and less when those levels drop. But when you have an insulinoma, the tumor will keep making insulin… Continue reading What is an Insulinoma?

A Visual Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

A Visual Guide to Type 1 Diabetes When you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas can’t make insulin. This vital hormone helps your body’s cells convert sugar into energy. Without it, sugar builds up in your blood and can reach dangerous levels. To avoid life-threatening complications, people with type 1 diabetes must take insulin for… Continue reading A Visual Guide to Type 1 Diabetes