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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.
Researchers discover size-sensing protein that controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells

Researchers discover size-sensing protein that controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells

Researchers capture first cryo-EM snapshots of key cellular receptor in action

Researchers capture first cryo-EM snapshots of key cellular receptor in action

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk

Researchers find relationship between insulin secretion machinery and calcium channels in diabetes

Researchers find relationship between insulin secretion machinery and calcium channels in diabetes

Nemaura Pharma device addresses needle phobia in diabetics

Nemaura Pharma device addresses needle phobia in diabetics

Research paves way for safer and more effective drugs to treat type 2 diabetes

Research paves way for safer and more effective drugs to treat type 2 diabetes

Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows

Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows

Researchers identify key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers identify key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Ginger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome

Ginger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome

Researchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetes

Researchers find direct link between outdoor temperature and risk of gestational diabetes

Study identifies first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa

Study identifies first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa

Researchers discover dual-functional compound that shows potential to combat type 1, type 2 diabetes

Researchers discover dual-functional compound that shows potential to combat type 1, type 2 diabetes

Breast cancer drug offers protection against obesity-related metabolic disorders

Breast cancer drug offers protection against obesity-related metabolic disorders

UT Southwestern study sheds light on role of hormone ghrelin in blood glucose control

UT Southwestern study sheds light on role of hormone ghrelin in blood glucose control

New technique uses modified insulin and red blood cells to reduce blood sugar levels

New technique uses modified insulin and red blood cells to reduce blood sugar levels

WHO to launch pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar cancer medicines

WHO to launch pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar cancer medicines

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Novel approach cures diabetes in mice for one year without side effects

Novel approach cures diabetes in mice for one year without side effects

Researchers uncover unexpected mechanism of glucose sensing in skeletal muscles

Researchers uncover unexpected mechanism of glucose sensing in skeletal muscles

Genetic findings may offer clues to accurate diagnosis and treatment of type 1.5 diabetes

Genetic findings may offer clues to accurate diagnosis and treatment of type 1.5 diabetes