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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.
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

Cellular markers of aging could reveal how insulin-producing cells begin to fail in type 2 diabetes

Cellular markers of aging could reveal how insulin-producing cells begin to fail in type 2 diabetes

Newly-discovered mechanism for compound may help prevent neurologic damage

Newly-discovered mechanism for compound may help prevent neurologic damage

Oral gut microbe treatment improves fatty liver in mice

Oral gut microbe treatment improves fatty liver in mice

Low normalized grip strength linked to cardiometabolic diseases and disabilities in adults

Low normalized grip strength linked to cardiometabolic diseases and disabilities in adults

Liver shows positive response to leptin therapy in patients with partial lipodystrophy, study finds

Liver shows positive response to leptin therapy in patients with partial lipodystrophy, study finds

Researchers discover possible new route to regenerating function lost in diabetes

Researchers discover possible new route to regenerating function lost in diabetes

Unique metabolic ‘signature’ in urine may help predict development of diabetes in obese teenagers

Unique metabolic ‘signature’ in urine may help predict development of diabetes in obese teenagers

Switching off glucocorticoid signaling in bone could protect against diet-induced metabolic disturbances

Switching off glucocorticoid signaling in bone could protect against diet-induced metabolic disturbances

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

Weight gain within healthy BMI range increases gestational diabetes risk in women

Weight gain within healthy BMI range increases gestational diabetes risk in women

People at high risk for prediabetes could be identified using simple tool

People at high risk for prediabetes could be identified using simple tool

Noninvasive dTMS technique helps obese people lose weight by changing gut microbiota composition

Noninvasive dTMS technique helps obese people lose weight by changing gut microbiota composition

Artificial pancreas appears to be safe, effective for use in children with type 1 diabetes

Artificial pancreas appears to be safe, effective for use in children with type 1 diabetes

Scientists develop novel technique to screen non-coding DNA of genome for diseases

Scientists develop novel technique to screen non-coding DNA of genome for diseases

Scientists unveil how circadian misalignments may favor occurrence of metabolic diseases

Scientists unveil how circadian misalignments may favor occurrence of metabolic diseases

Men with high levels of anabolic hormones less likely to develop worsening frailty, study suggests

Men with high levels of anabolic hormones less likely to develop worsening frailty, study suggests

Mother's alcohol misuse before conception may have lifelong negative effects on  offspring

Mother's alcohol misuse before conception may have lifelong negative effects on offspring

Fighting colorectal cancer

Fighting colorectal cancer