Wednesday, December 1, 2010

a list of (20.5.5) things i don't know the brain works. men think. women think. the atonement works.
4.what/why insulin works/ what it does. people fall in love.
7.the internet. What?
8.what to do with my life. to make definite plans. to leave gracefully. to help people. to fix other people's problems. to stop thinking I should. to be consistent. that was my goal this year. to be fearless (i want this). to establish proper boundaries. with everyone. to harness talent. others' and my own. family. to be vulnerable. and be okay.
19.if i can do the things i ought. to be myself better.

(these are not in order of importance.)


kayte said...

Insulin is a hormone made in your pancreas. It's job is to take all the glucose floating around in your blood and put it into your cells where they can break it down and use it for energy. Insulin, like all other hormones, depends on receptors to activate it.
We need insulin. When we have too much glucose floating around in our blood and not going to our cells, it can lead to dehydration, kidney failure and heart disease.
In some people, their pancreas doesn't function correctly and they don't make insulin, or enough of it to take the glucose out of your blood and into your cells. This is called type I diabetes, or insulin dependent diabetes. The people that have this disorder need daily insulin injections.
In other people, their insulin receptors aren't functioning correctly, so although there is plenty of insulin, it is useless because the receptors aren't working right. This is called type II diabetes or insulin-independent diabetes. Depending on the severity of the disease, the best treatment, besides eating better, is regular exercise.
In skeletal muscle, there is a molecule called a Glut 4 transporter. This transporter mimics the actions of insulin when activated. It is activated by physical exertion. Therefore, someone with diabetes can manage it safely by exercising because their muscles are able to take up the glucose.
That's about all I can help with.

Marge Bjork said...

1. I love Kayte B.

2. I wish this list were in order of your priorities. It would be kind of funny to me if you were more worried about how the brain works and the internet than how to be yourself better.

GraceyFin said...

so i kinda stalked your facebook and found your blog, but since you read mine I don't feel so creepy about it. I like this post, I like this blog, and I like you! I think I shall follow you... in the technological way.... and yes it might be creepy but hey that's ok, right?