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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.
Feast and famine diet may restore insulin production in diabetes

Feast and famine diet may restore insulin production in diabetes

Physician-delivered step count prescription combined with use of pedometer can provide health benefits

Physician-delivered step count prescription combined with use of pedometer can provide health benefits

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

Epigenetic changes that affect formation of new muscle cells may be contributing factor to obesity

Epigenetic changes that affect formation of new muscle cells may be contributing factor to obesity

Anti-epilepsy medicine use during pregnancy does not harm overall health of children, study finds

Anti-epilepsy medicine use during pregnancy does not harm overall health of children, study finds

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

Changes in size of mitochondria in subset of brain cells could be key to maintaining blood sugar

Changes in size of mitochondria in subset of brain cells could be key to maintaining blood sugar

TSRI scientists target obesity-linked protein to prevent weight gain in animal models

TSRI scientists target obesity-linked protein to prevent weight gain in animal models

Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems

New infusion therapy may help avoid debilitating symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients

New infusion therapy may help avoid debilitating symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

Study finds reduction in HbA1c levels with in-home use of hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system

Study finds reduction in HbA1c levels with in-home use of hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system

Reprogramming liver cells to become pancreatic cells may help diabetic patients

Reprogramming liver cells to become pancreatic cells may help diabetic patients

Research suggests new type of congenital muscular dystrophy

Research suggests new type of congenital muscular dystrophy

InnovationDB conducts study to explore use of plastic electronics in healthcare devices

InnovationDB conducts study to explore use of plastic electronics in healthcare devices

RIT professor receives grant to design security measures for deeply-embedded computing systems

RIT professor receives grant to design security measures for deeply-embedded computing systems