The pancreas is a large gland of which is located behind the stomach. It segregates digestive enzymes into the duodenum. Within the pancreas there are islets of langerhans, these secrete into the blood the hormones insulin/ glucagon, these are clusters of pancreatic cells, they sense blood sugar levels and release insulin to maintain a normal healthy balance. The pancreas is extremely important as it assists in the conversion of food into fuel for our bodily cells. Other than regulating our blood sugar levels it has an exocrine function in which helps with our digestion. The pancreas is a digestive organ in which secretes pantreatic liquid containing digestive enzymes, these assist in the absorption of all good nutrients and the process of digestion in the small intestine. Furthermore these enzymes assist in breaking down the proteins, carbohydrates and liquid substance called ‘chyme’, this is a combination of partly digested food and digestive secretions formed within the stomach and intestine during the process of digestion. If your pancreas was to fail, the liquid substance it contains would be released in the body potentially in a more severe case resulting in death.