Insulin - How Insulin WorksInsulin is a hormone that helps turn food into energy. Insulin is released by beta cells in the Islets of Langerhans -- there are about a million of these iselts, or islands inside your pancreas! After you eat, sugar from food goes into the bloodstream. Insulin unlocks body cells so they can accept a special delivery of sugar (aka glucose). The cell transforms glucose into energy for you to run and play. When these islets don't make insulin, that's called diabetes, and it's a big bummer to those folks who have it!

Did you know your pancreas can “hear”? Pacinian corpuscles, found in the dermis — see that oblong blob on the skin above pancreas’ tail? — are responsible for feeling vibration and low frequency sounds. These receptors are also found in the pancreas! Crank up the heavy bass and your pancreas just might be listening.

Looking for a non-candy Easter basket treat? Our pancreas erasers are non-edible, non-toxic and super fun to find. Perfect for the diabetic egg hunt event or any organ-loving kid. Happy hunting from the Easter Pancreas!

Pancreas is ready for that Sunday grocery run. Somatostatins? Check! Insulin? Check! Glucagon, trypsin, amylase and zymogens? ✔️✔️✔️

Our pancreas plush is beloved by diabadasses everywhere and has been adopted by Beyond Type 1 as a mascot.