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    The exam is this Friday and I'm not sure about one thing. Does insulin take glucose into the cells or does it convert excess glucose into glycogen? This question comes up quite a lot in the exams from what I've seen so it would be much appreciated if someone told me which answer is most likely to be marked right.
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    research it on the internet?
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    I've tried that to be honest billskiny but the mark schemes are quite vague..
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    i would love to help but i'm edexcel not aqa :/ sorry.
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    Insulin converts glucose to glucogen which is then stored in the liver until the glucose levels drop, (which is when more glucose is needed) so then the glucogen is converted back into glucose by glucagon and then put back into the blood stream
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    Insulin lowers the blood sugar level when its too high, by converting it into insoluble glycogen which is then stored in the liver.

    When the levels are low, it releases the glucagon, which breaks down the glycogen into glucose, so the levels are restored.
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    but on markschemes u literaly get 2 marks out of 2: for just
    1. mentioning liver
    2. glucose > glucogen by insulin
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    The pancreas secretes the hormone insulin which allows glucose into the cells...and also you could say turns glucose into glycogen, which is then stored in the glycogen!

    Jan 09 question...!
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    (Original post by GunnerArshavin)
    Insulin lowers the blood sugar level when its too high, by converting it into insoluble glycogen which is then stored in the liver.

    When the levels are low, it releases the glucagon, which breaks down the glycogen into glucose, so the levels are restored.
    aww, i love the way you kind of apoligised for muddling them up!
    i was reading it thinking " what on earth, thats not right!" " then i got to the end and thought aww".

    Glucose > Glucogen
    by the hormone: INSULIN

    Glucogen > Glucose
    by the hormone: GLUCAGON
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    Thanks for the help everyone. I'll just talk about glycogen then
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    Haha , I just edited it after I realised my mistake
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    All you could say Insulin moves the glucose from the blood into cells which is used for providing energy...

    marks:
    1)Insulin moves glucose from blood
    2) To cells (you can give names....)
    3)Provide energy,respiration etc etc

    any of the following will give you all 3 marks

    I also have the same exam good luck!
 
 
 
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