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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.
‘Sushi-like’ nanodiscs provide structural snapshots of misfolding proteins

‘Sushi-like’ nanodiscs provide structural snapshots of misfolding proteins

New finding demonstrates what happens at cellular level during onset of type2 diabetes

New finding demonstrates what happens at cellular level during onset of type2 diabetes

First short-acting ‘follow-on’ insulin receives FDA approval to treat diabetes

First short-acting ‘follow-on’ insulin receives FDA approval to treat diabetes

Russian researchers create new approaches to prevention and treatment of diabetes

Russian researchers create new approaches to prevention and treatment of diabetes

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

Kidney dysfunction raises diabetes risk, study suggests

Kidney dysfunction raises diabetes risk, study suggests

Breakthrough research could lead to development of yeast-based protein therapies

Breakthrough research could lead to development of yeast-based protein therapies

Health risks to farmworkers increase as workforce ages

Health risks to farmworkers increase as workforce ages

Binge eating can act as barrier to achieving weight-loss success

Binge eating can act as barrier to achieving weight-loss success

Researchers identify way to prevent fat cells from growing larger

Researchers identify way to prevent fat cells from growing larger

Breakfast may lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, study says

Breakfast may lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, study says

Nearly 6% of cancers worldwide caused by diabetes and high BMI, study finds

Nearly 6% of cancers worldwide caused by diabetes and high BMI, study finds

Study identifies cluster of dysregulated genes in pancreatic islets of type 2 diabetes patients

Study identifies cluster of dysregulated genes in pancreatic islets of type 2 diabetes patients

Adults as likely to develop type 1 diabetes as children, research finds

Adults as likely to develop type 1 diabetes as children, research finds

Scientists take step toward solving puzzle about heart health in type 2 diabetes

Scientists take step toward solving puzzle about heart health in type 2 diabetes

CGMs may help minimize burden of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes

CGMs may help minimize burden of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes

UNIGE scientists unravel key role played by the liver in onset of type-2 diabetes

UNIGE scientists unravel key role played by the liver in onset of type-2 diabetes

Researchers identify key mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes

Researchers identify key mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future