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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.
Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

New study of genes in Asian populations may help better understand, treat genetic diseases

New study of genes in Asian populations may help better understand, treat genetic diseases

Holistic and data-driven health assessment can help achieve early disease detection

Holistic and data-driven health assessment can help achieve early disease detection

Technology used on the ISS could reveal important information about human health

Technology used on the ISS could reveal important information about human health

Scientists visualize diabetes-related proteins at high resolution

Scientists visualize diabetes-related proteins at high resolution

Diabetes-related proteins seen in high-res for the first time

Diabetes-related proteins seen in high-res for the first time

Discovery could lead to early identification of children at high risk of future type 2 diabetes

Discovery could lead to early identification of children at high risk of future type 2 diabetes

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia at risk for higher BMI

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia at risk for higher BMI

Taking high dose of vitamin D linked lower blood pressure in overweight children

Taking high dose of vitamin D linked lower blood pressure in overweight children

Discovery of metabolic system could lead to new strategies for cancer treatment

Discovery of metabolic system could lead to new strategies for cancer treatment

Abdominal obesity linked to risk of recurrent heart attacks

Abdominal obesity linked to risk of recurrent heart attacks

Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes

Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes

Health benefits of a 'Dry January'

Health benefits of a 'Dry January'

Genes determining the browning of white fat finds study

Genes determining the browning of white fat finds study

Researchers discover new cellular player involved in obesity

Researchers discover new cellular player involved in obesity

Non-fibrillating form of human insulin could improve treatment for diabetes patients

Non-fibrillating form of human insulin could improve treatment for diabetes patients

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

Researchers identify new prevention strategy for type 1 diabetes

Researchers identify new prevention strategy for type 1 diabetes

Researchers identify synergistic cellular pathways that considerably amplify lifespan

Researchers identify synergistic cellular pathways that considerably amplify lifespan

Loss of stress hormone is a hallmark of pancreatitis, shows study

Loss of stress hormone is a hallmark of pancreatitis, shows study