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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.
First interchangeable biosimilar insulin product approved by FDA for treatment of diabetes

First interchangeable biosimilar insulin product approved by FDA for treatment of diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Novel method for glucagon delivery to help individuals living with Type 1 diabetes

Novel method for glucagon delivery to help individuals living with Type 1 diabetes

MCG scientists find copper transporter as potential therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases

MCG scientists find copper transporter as potential therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases

Biden’s July executive order includes drug pricing provisions. But will they do enough?

Biden’s July executive order includes drug pricing provisions. But will they do enough?

USF receives $69.9 Million NIH funding to continue study on type 1 diabetes

USF receives $69.9 Million NIH funding to continue study on type 1 diabetes

Strawberries could improve cardiometabolic risk factors in at-risk adults

Strawberries could improve cardiometabolic risk factors in at-risk adults

Rare genetic variants have a big impact on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Rare genetic variants have a big impact on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Fecal transplant and fiber supplementation can benefit patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome

Fecal transplant and fiber supplementation can benefit patients with obesity-related metabolic syndrome

Study evaluates the difference in weight loss caused by two antidiabetic medications

Study evaluates the difference in weight loss caused by two antidiabetic medications

Study shows effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the health of women aged 50 to 70 years

Study shows effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the health of women aged 50 to 70 years

Scientists outline new target for treating type 2 diabetes

Scientists outline new target for treating type 2 diabetes

Study investigates the link between skeletal muscle proteome and type 2 diabetes

Study investigates the link between skeletal muscle proteome and type 2 diabetes

Lowering iron content in fat cells prevented mice from gaining excess weight

Lowering iron content in fat cells prevented mice from gaining excess weight

Could microalgae-derived antiviral compounds combat SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses?

Could microalgae-derived antiviral compounds combat SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses?

Study examines effect of sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

Study examines effect of sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

Antagonism of glucocorticoid receptors promotes apoptosis in solid tumor cells

Antagonism of glucocorticoid receptors promotes apoptosis in solid tumor cells

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

Over-the-counter antacids may improve glucose levels in people with diabetes

Over-the-counter antacids may improve glucose levels in people with diabetes

City of Hope researchers identify how breast cancer cells acquire resistant traits

City of Hope researchers identify how breast cancer cells acquire resistant traits