Endocrine System

Getting to know your body is life changing!

The endocrine system

The endocrine system includes all of the glands of the body and the hormones that are produces by those glands. It helps regulate and maintain various body functions by synthesizing and releasing hormones, chemical messengers.

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is when the body tries to help it main stable and that's what the endocrine system does as well. In the endocrine system, the homeostasis acts the same way by communicating and responding to stimuli.

Negative Feedback

Negative feedback is when it tries to get the variable back to it's normal stage. For example, when your body starts getting hot during the summer, you start to sweat and the sweat helps you body temperature back to normal.

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes usually appear in children who do not have enough insulin in their bodies. People that lack genetic variation are most at risk. Some symptoms that occur with type 1 diabetes are that you urinate a lot and you lose weight A LOT!


Type 2 diabetes is known as non-insulin diabetes and affects the way our bodies make glucose. Your body either resists the effects of insulin or doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal number for glucose. Some symptoms are that you get very thirsty, you get nauseous, sores that are slow to heal, etc. To treat this, you would have to start eating healthy, regular exercise, and monitor you blood sugar