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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.
WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms

New way to promote insulin production in pre-diabetes phase discovered

New way to promote insulin production in pre-diabetes phase discovered

Study unravels how insulin interacts with its receptor

Study unravels how insulin interacts with its receptor

Study examines efficacy of nutraceuticals to manage diabetes

Study examines efficacy of nutraceuticals to manage diabetes

Cardiac-specific biomarkers may help predict CVD risk factors early

Cardiac-specific biomarkers may help predict CVD risk factors early

Automated meal detection system brings 'artificial pancreas' one step closer to reality

Automated meal detection system brings 'artificial pancreas' one step closer to reality

Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says

Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says

Impaired liver function during pregnancy can lead to impaired metabolism and weight gain

Impaired liver function during pregnancy can lead to impaired metabolism and weight gain

Weight-loss surgeries can lead to better diabetes control in older adults

Weight-loss surgeries can lead to better diabetes control in older adults

Study finds novel potential approach to treat type 2 diabetes

Study finds novel potential approach to treat type 2 diabetes

Improved gene editing technique can successfully cut out undesirable genetic information

Improved gene editing technique can successfully cut out undesirable genetic information

Exercise causes changes to some of the body's metabolites, research finds

Exercise causes changes to some of the body's metabolites, research finds

Researchers aim to make technologies more accessible for users with diabetes

Researchers aim to make technologies more accessible for users with diabetes

Researchers reveal mechanisms that lead to onset of Type 1 diabetes

Researchers reveal mechanisms that lead to onset of Type 1 diabetes

Analysis: Elizabeth Warren throws down the gauntlet

Analysis: Elizabeth Warren throws down the gauntlet

First-ever guidelines for pediatric psoriasis treatment released

First-ever guidelines for pediatric psoriasis treatment released

Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery

Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients