The following is a conversation I just had with my sister, Kay. She is graduating with a degree in Medical Technology in 2 weeks:
Kay: spell the thing that makes insulin
i did not have to learn that for my degree
so who knows
the pancreas is unique because it has both endocrine and exocrine functions
it secretes insulin (endocrine function) and bicarb (exocrine)
Kay: i'm training you for cash cab
So I've got that going for me...