What does glucagon do to increase the blood glucose level?
Glucagon counteracts and helps regulate your blood glucose levels. Glucagon also triggers your liver to convert stored glucose (glycogen) into a usable form and then release it into your bloodstream
It is not curable because the pancrease do not produce the hormone insulin which can help in storing sugar
Insulin is normally secreted by the beta cells (a type of islet cell) of the pancreas. The stimulus for insulin secretion is a high blood glucose.. Although there is always a low level of insulin secreted by the pancreas, the amount secreted into the blood increases as the blood glucose rises. Usually healthy body maintains it at 90mg/dl.
Apart from the blood glucose test if your child is experiencing extreme hunger, shakiness and sweats that means your child has juvenile diabetes and hypoglycemia (very low blood glucose levels).
If your insulin level falls too low overnight, your blood glucose rises. The reasons for the drop in insulin vary from person to person, but it most commonly occurs when your insulin secretion provide too little basal back up hence the glucose levels shoots up.