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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.
Study reveals a vulnerability of macrophages that contributes to chronic inflammatory diseases

Study reveals a vulnerability of macrophages that contributes to chronic inflammatory diseases

Study identifies a drug candidate for the treatment of fatty liver disease

Study identifies a drug candidate for the treatment of fatty liver disease

Low-grade inflammation may cause early vascular damage and atherosclerosis in adolescents

Low-grade inflammation may cause early vascular damage and atherosclerosis in adolescents

The impact of viral infections on the human endocrine system

The impact of viral infections on the human endocrine system

How eating patterns and nutritional intake affects the management of type 2 diabetes

How eating patterns and nutritional intake affects the management of type 2 diabetes

Health impact of a combination of intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet

Health impact of a combination of intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet

The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity

The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity

Impaired glucose tolerance and cardiovascular risk factors associated with fertility problems

Impaired glucose tolerance and cardiovascular risk factors associated with fertility problems

Scientists develop novel electronic skin patch for advanced healthcare monitoring

Scientists develop novel electronic skin patch for advanced healthcare monitoring

Study shows COVID-19 induces body fat and other metabolic changes

Study shows COVID-19 induces body fat and other metabolic changes

Keto diet as a PCOS treatment

Keto diet as a PCOS treatment

Study reveals why hypoglycemic episodes worsen diabetic retinopathy

Study reveals why hypoglycemic episodes worsen diabetic retinopathy

Altered amino acid metabolism could contribute to diabetes-associated peripheral neuropathy

Altered amino acid metabolism could contribute to diabetes-associated peripheral neuropathy

Genetically increasing omega-3 fatty acid production improves glucose balance in obese mice

Genetically increasing omega-3 fatty acid production improves glucose balance in obese mice

Single drop of blood can be used to measure thousands of molecules

Single drop of blood can be used to measure thousands of molecules

Artificial light affects glucose metabolism

Artificial light affects glucose metabolism

Researchers examine the frequency of cost-related underuse of insulin in primary care

Researchers examine the frequency of cost-related underuse of insulin in primary care

Study reveals the mechanism through which Sirtuin 7 protein suppresses thermogenesis in mice

Study reveals the mechanism through which Sirtuin 7 protein suppresses thermogenesis in mice

How does the brain change with age?

How does the brain change with age?

Vaccinated women well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms, complications during pregnancy

Vaccinated women well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms, complications during pregnancy