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Introduction 

Introduction
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Introduction
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10.1093/med/9780199545629.003.001
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date: 24 June 2021

Background 2

The pancreas: overview 4

Exocrine functions of the pancreas 6

Endocrine functions of the pancreas 8

Hormones 10

Diabetes: an overview 12

Classification of monogenetic diabetes 14

Genetic testing 16

Disease-related diabetes 17

Drug and chemical interactions 18

Gestational diabetes 19

Impaired-fasting glucose ...

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