The pancreas is an organ in the upper belly, behind
the stomach and close to the spine. It makes digestive enzymes that your body
uses to break down and process food. The pancreas also makes insulin, the
hormone that regulates sugar (glucose) in the blood.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology