EXERCISES, LESSON 10
INSTRUCTIONS: The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered
response that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or
by writing the answer in the space provided.
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the
end of the lesson and check your answers.
Insulin is not therapeutically effective when it is taken orally because:
a. It is not absorbed because of its pH.
b. It is changed to glycogen by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
It is metabolized into fatty acids before it is absorbed.
d. It is inactivated by digestive enzymes.
Which of the following are signs associated with diabetes mellitus?
a. Decreased appetite and excessive thirst.
b. The presence of glucose in the urine and excessive thirst.
Lower than normal blood glucose levels and increased urine output.
d. Increased appetite and lower than normal blood glucose levels.
Insulin is produced and stored in the beta cells of the:
b. Islets of Langerhans in the liver.
Posterior ventrolateral nucleus of the thalamus.
d. Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.