Question by klenole: What is the link between passive transport and diabetes?
How does diabetes interfere with passive transport? I know it’s something to do with the insulin letting the glucose through.

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Answer by micksmixxx
The link between passive transport and diabetes is to do with facilitated diffusion. This occurs when large molecules are ‘transported’ through the cell membrane using proteins embedded within the cell membrane. It requires insulin to ‘unlock’ the cell membrane so that glucose can pass through. i.e. insulin acts as a sort of key, allowing the cell membrane to open, as though it were a door.

The following web page explains passive transport quite well, though it doesn’t use the example of insulin as I have.

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