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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.
Scientists rewire mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis

Scientists rewire mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

Marijuana use among pregnant women linked to low birth weight infants

Exposure to variable temperatures may have positive effect on health

Exposure to variable temperatures may have positive effect on health

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Vitamin A combined with high-fat diet may lead to increased risk for obesity and diabetes

Vitamin A combined with high-fat diet may lead to increased risk for obesity and diabetes

Novel mechanism of antidepressant action may benefit patients unresponsive to SSRI treatment

Novel mechanism of antidepressant action may benefit patients unresponsive to SSRI treatment

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

Researchers discover how protein aggregation triggers aging

Researchers discover how protein aggregation triggers aging

Researchers identify how post-biotics lower blood glucose during obesity

Researchers identify how post-biotics lower blood glucose during obesity

Study reveals newly diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes is on a rising trend among American youth

Study reveals newly diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes is on a rising trend among American youth

New study reveals sympathetic nervous system as main driver of thermogenesis

New study reveals sympathetic nervous system as main driver of thermogenesis

Study finds increasing trends in new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youth

Study finds increasing trends in new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youth

Study describes synthesis and biological evaluation of novel, effective ARIs

Study describes synthesis and biological evaluation of novel, effective ARIs

Scientists discover how insulin-producing cells show differences in age

Scientists discover how insulin-producing cells show differences in age

Researchers uncover mechanism that leads to disorders in pancreatic development, infant diabetes

Researchers uncover mechanism that leads to disorders in pancreatic development, infant diabetes

Metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria protects against type 2 diabetes, study shows

Metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria protects against type 2 diabetes, study shows

Study compares insulin pump therapy and injections in type 1 diabetes patients during Ramadan fasting

Study compares insulin pump therapy and injections in type 1 diabetes patients during Ramadan fasting

Article highlights link between diabetes and depression as likely cause for increased self-harm rates

Article highlights link between diabetes and depression as likely cause for increased self-harm rates

Metabolic syndrome is the new 'silent killer', warn researchers

Metabolic syndrome is the new 'silent killer', warn researchers

HIIT increases glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity in diabetics, research reveals

HIIT increases glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity in diabetics, research reveals