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Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert glucose, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Insulin allows cells to use glucose for fuel and is secreted by beta cells in the islets of Langerhans. The release of insulin from the pancreas is stimulated by increased blood glucose, vagal nerve stimulation, and other factors. Insulin is obtained from various animals and available in a variety of preparations. Commercial insulin preparations differ in a number of ways, including differences in the animal species from which they are obtained; their purity, concentration, and solubility; and the time of onset and duration of their biologic action. An oral hypoglycemic agent is not a form of insulin therapy.
Brief periods of vigorous exercise may provide cardiometabolic benefits in children

Brief periods of vigorous exercise may provide cardiometabolic benefits in children

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

Researchers find new way to expand, preserve cord-blood cells as potential treatment for Type 1 diabetes

Researchers find new way to expand, preserve cord-blood cells as potential treatment for Type 1 diabetes

Sphere Medical introduces new functionality to Proxima platform for efficient critical care patient monitoring

Sphere Medical introduces new functionality to Proxima platform for efficient critical care patient monitoring

Researchers provide better understanding of the body's immune responses to implanted materials

Researchers provide better understanding of the body's immune responses to implanted materials

Insulin resistance linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance

Insulin resistance linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance

Penn scientists discover method that appears to provide early warning of transplant rejection

Penn scientists discover method that appears to provide early warning of transplant rejection

Study shows potential way to prevent formation of scar tissue around medical implants

Study shows potential way to prevent formation of scar tissue around medical implants

Circadian misalignments may favor diabetes development

Circadian misalignments may favor diabetes development

Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?

Why don’t patients always discuss hyperglycemia with their doctor?

Study provides new insights into biological mechanisms underpinning type 2 diabetes pathology

Study provides new insights into biological mechanisms underpinning type 2 diabetes pathology

Whole-body vibration can mimic muscle, bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice

Whole-body vibration can mimic muscle, bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows

Research shows pNaKtide can attenuate development of NAFLD and atherosclerosis

Research shows pNaKtide can attenuate development of NAFLD and atherosclerosis

Mayo Clinic study: High-intensity aerobic exercise can reverse cellular aspects of aging

Mayo Clinic study: High-intensity aerobic exercise can reverse cellular aspects of aging

UA researcher developing new technology to detect malware in implantable medical devices

UA researcher developing new technology to detect malware in implantable medical devices

Discovery of link between RNA quality control and longevity may shed light on mechanisms behind aging

Discovery of link between RNA quality control and longevity may shed light on mechanisms behind aging

New clinical study to test promising diabetes drug in people with MND

New clinical study to test promising diabetes drug in people with MND

Wearable biosensors can track physiological changes linked to illness

Wearable biosensors can track physiological changes linked to illness

Scientists pinpoint key biological mechanism that can prevent proliferation of insulin-producing cells

Scientists pinpoint key biological mechanism that can prevent proliferation of insulin-producing cells