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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.
Finger-stick blood test may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin, study shows

Finger-stick blood test may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin, study shows

Self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with T2DM did not improve glycemic control after one year

Self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with T2DM did not improve glycemic control after one year

Clinical study shows new mechanism that BCG vaccine uses to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes

Clinical study shows new mechanism that BCG vaccine uses to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes

Joslin Diabetes Center researchers establish CCTD to develop and translate cell-based interventions

Joslin Diabetes Center researchers establish CCTD to develop and translate cell-based interventions

Study shows benefits of CGM in adults with diabetes who take multiple daily injections

Study shows benefits of CGM in adults with diabetes who take multiple daily injections

Research reveals link between POMC neurons and release of insulin by the pancreas

Research reveals link between POMC neurons and release of insulin by the pancreas

Daylight on diabetes drugs: Nevada bill would track insulin makers’ profits

Daylight on diabetes drugs: Nevada bill would track insulin makers’ profits

Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice

Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice

Newly discovered mechanism in type 2 diabetes opens doors to clinical treatments

Newly discovered mechanism in type 2 diabetes opens doors to clinical treatments

Easy step enables people with type 1 diabetes to better regulate blood sugar levels

Easy step enables people with type 1 diabetes to better regulate blood sugar levels

Delayed eating can increase weight and negatively affect fat metabolism

Delayed eating can increase weight and negatively affect fat metabolism

Recommendations to facilitate optimal CGM use and reporting of data in diabetes clinical research

Recommendations to facilitate optimal CGM use and reporting of data in diabetes clinical research

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Meal-times help to regulate our body clock, study finds

Meal-times help to regulate our body clock, study finds

Researchers find new way to block type 1 diabetes

Researchers find new way to block type 1 diabetes

Warning signs and risk factors for diabetes

Warning signs and risk factors for diabetes

Short-term functional high-intensity training may improve beta-cell function in adults with type 2 diabetes

Short-term functional high-intensity training may improve beta-cell function in adults with type 2 diabetes

Sugar sponges could one day serve as treatment for diabetes

Sugar sponges could one day serve as treatment for diabetes

Study shows how hyperglycemia following surgery for PAD affects post-surgical outcomes

Study shows how hyperglycemia following surgery for PAD affects post-surgical outcomes

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon