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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.
Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

FDA supports C-Path's Type 1 Diabetes Consortium to pursue biomarker qualification

FDA supports C-Path's Type 1 Diabetes Consortium to pursue biomarker qualification

Research suggests a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders

Research suggests a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders

Green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of developing liver steatosis

Green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of developing liver steatosis

Mechanisms behind neonatal diabetes uncovered

Mechanisms behind neonatal diabetes uncovered

New project aims to understand why and how metabolic disorders develop in patients

New project aims to understand why and how metabolic disorders develop in patients

New mouse model shows potential for rapid identification of promising muscular dystrophy therapies

New mouse model shows potential for rapid identification of promising muscular dystrophy therapies

Findings may open up new ways to treat dwarfism and other ER-stress-related conditions

Findings may open up new ways to treat dwarfism and other ER-stress-related conditions

Study: Some people with Type 2 diabetes may be testing their blood sugar more often than needed

Study: Some people with Type 2 diabetes may be testing their blood sugar more often than needed

Four dried fruits have lower glycemic index than starchy foods, study finds

Four dried fruits have lower glycemic index than starchy foods, study finds

Researchers explore why and how Mediterranean diet may mitigate cardiovascular risk

Researchers explore why and how Mediterranean diet may mitigate cardiovascular risk

Fractals can help describe how cancer spreads in the body and the right tools to stop it

Fractals can help describe how cancer spreads in the body and the right tools to stop it

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Is health spending the next big political issue?

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Is health spending the next big political issue?

New therapeutic strategy is emerging for type 2 diabetes

New therapeutic strategy is emerging for type 2 diabetes

Scientists support original theory about pancreas regeneration

Scientists support original theory about pancreas regeneration

DHEA therapy may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women

DHEA therapy may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women

Girls who gain weight rapidly at childhood are more likely to be obese at age 24

Girls who gain weight rapidly at childhood are more likely to be obese at age 24

Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity

Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity

One-quarter of patients with diabetes report using less insulin due to high costs

One-quarter of patients with diabetes report using less insulin due to high costs

Night owls may have increased risk of ill health, study finds

Night owls may have increased risk of ill health, study finds