Diabetes and Glucagon

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Why is it the case that glucagon levels actually rise during diabetes? This seems to be what's implied everywhere I look. What causes the rise? Is it more accurate to say that all the metabolic things that start happening with untreated diabetes is because of the drop in the insulin:glucagon ratio in general? Is it even the case that glucagon levels rise?
I'm so confused about this!
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turbo
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Try Wiki. They have a pretty good summary.
 
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This site may also help you understand how it works.

http://www.deo.ucsf.edu/type1/understanding-diabetes/how-the-body-processes-sugar/blood-sugar-and-other-hormones.html [Broken]
 
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