What is the endocrine function of the pancreas
The endocrine pancreatic tissue makes insulin and glucagon. These two hormones help regulate the use of sugar by the body. Insulin and glucagon help keep the level of blood sugar relatively constant whether a person is eating or between meals. Insulin is secreted in response to a meal, instructing the body cells to increase adsorption of sugar and to store the extra sugar as glycogen. Glucagon is secreted when the body is fasting (i.e., between meals). Higher glucagon levels instruct the body to release sugar from glycogen (which is a sugar storage molecule), and to create sugar from other sources.