Why insulin is needed for our body?

Insulin is a hormone produced by our pancreas (an organ found in our abdomen). Insulin stores the sugar, fat and protein that we take through our diet.

When the body is lacking insulin or insulin in not able to work efficiently, as in case of diabetes, sugar can’t be stored in our body anymore and hence the level of the sugar in blood increases.

At certain times the fat level in blood can rise due to deficiency of insulin, causing a condition called ketoacidosis (since free fatty acids break down to ketone bodies and makes our body acidic).

Therefore, for our body to function properly insulin is required. Insulin can be taken in injectable forms, beneath our skin, when needed.

For all your health concerns be guided your health care provider and not this blog.