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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.
High-fat, high-sugar diet in mouse mothers causes problems in the hearts of offspring

High-fat, high-sugar diet in mouse mothers causes problems in the hearts of offspring

Lian wins ENGINE grant for stem-cell-based therapy to treat Type 1 diabetes

Lian wins ENGINE grant for stem-cell-based therapy to treat Type 1 diabetes

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

City of Hope receives $7.5 million in grant awards to study cutaneous T cell lymphoma

City of Hope receives $7.5 million in grant awards to study cutaneous T cell lymphoma

Mild sleep apnea during pregnancy changes sugar levels and may affect infant growth patterns

Mild sleep apnea during pregnancy changes sugar levels and may affect infant growth patterns

Machine learning approach sheds light on the biology of liver and kidneys after toxin exposure

Machine learning approach sheds light on the biology of liver and kidneys after toxin exposure

Green tea lowers obesity, health risks in mice

Green tea lowers obesity, health risks in mice

Study suggests new approach to ameliorating obesity-associated metabolic abnormalities

Study suggests new approach to ameliorating obesity-associated metabolic abnormalities

New discovery of how organs form helps scientists to develop treatments for diabetes, cancer

New discovery of how organs form helps scientists to develop treatments for diabetes, cancer

Proteins linked with diabetic complications and heart disease in diabetic patients identified

Proteins linked with diabetic complications and heart disease in diabetic patients identified

New practical guide for health professionals to support emotional needs of adults with diabetes

New practical guide for health professionals to support emotional needs of adults with diabetes

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

$2.7 million grant supports UIC researchers to study role of arsenic in development of diabetes

$2.7 million grant supports UIC researchers to study role of arsenic in development of diabetes

Tiny implantable 'tea bag' senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin

Tiny implantable 'tea bag' senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin

Research shows how SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

Research shows how SGLT-2 inhibitors induce a fasting state that triggers metabolic benefits

Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes

Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes

Genetic manipulation can double life expectancy and increase health of offspring

Genetic manipulation can double life expectancy and increase health of offspring

Diabetes' sworn enemy could also be a protective asset

Diabetes' sworn enemy could also be a protective asset

Patients experiment with prescription drugs to fight aging

Patients experiment with prescription drugs to fight aging

New approach to creating 'theranostics' for targeting specific tumors, diseases

New approach to creating 'theranostics' for targeting specific tumors, diseases