Joseph O'Brien 6 p.m., March 4
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Update San Diego, 10/25/2010
On Diabetes- Ref: USA Today, 10/22-24/10 page 1A.
I believe that if diet was taught in K-12 and made a requirement in college that this problem would almost become non-existent except for heredity genectic type. For example you could teach that the pancreas is our hunger regulator and blood sugar monitoring system. The processes of glycolysis and gluconeogenesis keep our blood sugar in check with the help of the liver, kidney's and heart. Alpha and Beta cells in the pancreas use the hormone glucagon and insulin to keep this balance. This would help people develope good eating habits. We humans are a interesting machine, we humans. It is interesting that pancreatic insulin from pigs, sheep, oxen and cows maybe used in humans. We are close to what we eat!!.