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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 shows how high glucose damages the vascular system

Study shows how high glucose damages the vascular system

NIH researchers report largest genomic study of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans

NIH researchers report largest genomic study of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans

Diabetes medications mask euglycemic ketoacidosis at the time of surgery

Diabetes medications mask euglycemic ketoacidosis at the time of surgery

Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money

Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money

New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care

New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

Research on increasing insulin’s shelf life may have significant implications for health care

Research on increasing insulin’s shelf life may have significant implications for health care

Human pancreas on a chip could help identify possible cause of CF-Related Diabetes

Human pancreas on a chip could help identify possible cause of CF-Related Diabetes

Liver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study finds

Liver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study finds

Obese patients with Type 1 diabetes could safely receive robotic pancreas transplant

Obese patients with Type 1 diabetes could safely receive robotic pancreas transplant

Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit

Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit

Researchers find link between maternal obesity and childhood cancer in offspring

Researchers find link between maternal obesity and childhood cancer in offspring

Strengthening muscles may be better way to protect from health hazards rather than losing fat

Strengthening muscles may be better way to protect from health hazards rather than losing fat

Exposure to blue light at night increases sugar consumption in male rats

Exposure to blue light at night increases sugar consumption in male rats

Special blood test may predict relapse risk for breast cancer patients

Special blood test may predict relapse risk for breast cancer patients

What happens when you eliminate sugar and adopt the keto diet?

What happens when you eliminate sugar and adopt the keto diet?

Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity

Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity

A small chemical change reverses prediabetes in obese mice

A small chemical change reverses prediabetes in obese mice

New biomaterial could encapsulate and protect implanted insulin-producing cells

New biomaterial could encapsulate and protect implanted insulin-producing cells