Question: whats does a pancreas do?

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  1. The pancreas has 2 main jobs: The first is to make the enzymes that your digestive system uses to breakdown the food you eat, especially the protein. The second job is to make the hormones insulin and glucagon, which control the way your body controls blood sugar. For example, when you eat something, the pancreas releases insulin, which tells the liver and muscles to start taking up the glucose out of your blood. In some types of diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin and your body has trouble controlling blood levels in the blood.