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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.
Regular walking breaks and continuous physical activity lower fatty acid levels linked to clogged arteries

Regular walking breaks and continuous physical activity lower fatty acid levels linked to clogged arteries

Antibiotic resistance: a healthcare emergency?

Antibiotic resistance: a healthcare emergency?

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Diabetes UK warn people living with diabetes to be cautious is hot temperatures

Diabetes UK warn people living with diabetes to be cautious is hot temperatures

Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists

Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists

Excess male hormones in PCOS women contribute to metabolic complications, study shows

Excess male hormones in PCOS women contribute to metabolic complications, study shows

Study finds some insulin production in almost half of diabetes patients

Study finds some insulin production in almost half of diabetes patients

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

Discovery of ‘protective shield’ for b-cells could provide new option for treating diabetes

Discovery of ‘protective shield’ for b-cells could provide new option for treating diabetes

FIT UK releases new set of six 'Golden Rules' on diabetes injection technique

FIT UK releases new set of six 'Golden Rules' on diabetes injection technique

Vitamin A improves insulin-producing beta-cells' function, study suggests

Vitamin A improves insulin-producing beta-cells' function, study suggests

Single bout of exercise can have significant positive behavioral and cognitive effects

Single bout of exercise can have significant positive behavioral and cognitive effects

Vegetarian diets found to be most effective for weight loss

Vegetarian diets found to be most effective for weight loss

Anorexia nervosa linked to genetic anomalies on chromosome 12

Anorexia nervosa linked to genetic anomalies on chromosome 12

Type 2 diabetes incidence among youth increases in direct proportion with severity of obesity

Type 2 diabetes incidence among youth increases in direct proportion with severity of obesity

Nutrino announces benefit of FoodPrint mobile app in people with Type 1 diabetes

Nutrino announces benefit of FoodPrint mobile app in people with Type 1 diabetes

Fasting blood sugar and insulin can help determine right diet for people with prediabetes, diabetes

Fasting blood sugar and insulin can help determine right diet for people with prediabetes, diabetes