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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 secure NIH grant to test portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients

Scientists secure NIH grant to test portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Quality of diet and multi-dimensional exercise training regimen can improve fitness

Quality of diet and multi-dimensional exercise training regimen can improve fitness

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

Sphere Medical study finds high variability in glycaemic control practices across northwest European ICUs

Sphere Medical study finds high variability in glycaemic control practices across northwest European ICUs

Glucose deprivation in the brain triggers onset of cognitive decline, research shows

Glucose deprivation in the brain triggers onset of cognitive decline, research shows

Continuous glucose monitoring in people with type 1 diabetes reduces blood sugar levels, study shows

Continuous glucose monitoring in people with type 1 diabetes reduces blood sugar levels, study shows

Lund researchers map entire methylome in insulin-producing pancreatic islets

Lund researchers map entire methylome in insulin-producing pancreatic islets

Living at high altitudes linked to lower risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome

Living at high altitudes linked to lower risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome

Onset of diabetes or rapidly deteriorating condition could be first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer

Onset of diabetes or rapidly deteriorating condition could be first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer

GUMC researchers describe lab technique to fill gaps in clinical care and research

GUMC researchers describe lab technique to fill gaps in clinical care and research

Increased levels of physical activity linked to decreased insulin resistance, inflammation biomarkers

Increased levels of physical activity linked to decreased insulin resistance, inflammation biomarkers

Study focuses on benefit of continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes patients on MDI insulin therapy

Study focuses on benefit of continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes patients on MDI insulin therapy

Medical experts issue new clinical guidelines for managing and treating short children

Medical experts issue new clinical guidelines for managing and treating short children

Islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can help reverse disease in diabetic mice

Islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can help reverse disease in diabetic mice

Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

TSRI scientists develop new method to enhance drug discovery and protein research

TSRI scientists develop new method to enhance drug discovery and protein research

Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes

Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes

Scientists developing painless ‘smart’ patch that releases insulin in response to rising glucose levels

Scientists developing painless ‘smart’ patch that releases insulin in response to rising glucose levels

Calorie restriction helps rhesus monkeys lead longer and healthier lives, report shows

Calorie restriction helps rhesus monkeys lead longer and healthier lives, report shows