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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.
Analysis: A health care overhaul could kill 2 million jobs, and that’s OK

Analysis: A health care overhaul could kill 2 million jobs, and that’s OK

Online community for women with diabetes engages patient sharing and guides research

Online community for women with diabetes engages patient sharing and guides research

Scientists examine hormonal links between diet and obesity

Scientists examine hormonal links between diet and obesity

Sen. Alexander releases bipartisan plan to lower health costs, end surprise bills

Sen. Alexander releases bipartisan plan to lower health costs, end surprise bills

Drug routines of children with type 1 diabetes are disrupted during holidays

Drug routines of children with type 1 diabetes are disrupted during holidays

Study explores how exposure to potential triggers can increase risk of type 1 diabetes

Study explores how exposure to potential triggers can increase risk of type 1 diabetes

Developing biosecurity tool to detect engineered microorganisms based on DNA signatures

Developing biosecurity tool to detect engineered microorganisms based on DNA signatures

New study explores link between traffic-related air pollution and childhood anxiety

New study explores link between traffic-related air pollution and childhood anxiety

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Researchers identify enzymes that protect people from diabetic kidney disease

Researchers identify enzymes that protect people from diabetic kidney disease

Metals bind to and influence peptide involved in insulin production

Metals bind to and influence peptide involved in insulin production

Insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes, reveals study

Insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes, reveals study

New type of insulin could prevent hypoglycemia in diabetics

New type of insulin could prevent hypoglycemia in diabetics

Recombinant insulin could potentially address key concerns about the lifesaving drug

Recombinant insulin could potentially address key concerns about the lifesaving drug

Innovative transplantation technique helps find early signs of type 1 diabetes

Innovative transplantation technique helps find early signs of type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes symptoms are not recognized early enough among children in Quebec

Type 1 diabetes symptoms are not recognized early enough among children in Quebec

Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases

Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases

Innovative system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus

Innovative system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus

Meals that include fresh avocado can suppress hunger and increase satisfaction, study suggests

Meals that include fresh avocado can suppress hunger and increase satisfaction, study suggests

Diabetes complications rise sharply in the U.S. as teenagers transition to adulthood, but not in Canada

Diabetes complications rise sharply in the U.S. as teenagers transition to adulthood, but not in Canada