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The pancreas has two main jobs: one is to maintain even levels of blood sugar by secreting
insulin; the other job is to make and deliver the enzymes that help digest food. These enzymes
are made in the pancreas and delivered into the small intestine where the food is digested.
People can live without a pancreas, although they would not be able to control their blood
sugars (diabetes) and would require insulin injections and enzyme tablets to help digest the food.
The pancreas is located in the abdomen, in front of the spine,
where it can not be felt from outside the body.