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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.
Clinical trial examines metabolic effects of natural compound NMN in people

Clinical trial examines metabolic effects of natural compound NMN in people

Novel approach to gene editing bypasses disease-causing mutations in a gene

Novel approach to gene editing bypasses disease-causing mutations in a gene

Shifts in care due to COVID-19 pandemic likely to drive drug expenditures in 2021

Shifts in care due to COVID-19 pandemic likely to drive drug expenditures in 2021

New blood-based test detects lymph node metastasis in individuals with high-risk T1 colorectal cancer

New blood-based test detects lymph node metastasis in individuals with high-risk T1 colorectal cancer

Once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proves to be safe, effective in people with Type 2 diabetes

Once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proves to be safe, effective in people with Type 2 diabetes

Five-year study aims to improve health of patients with cystic fibrosis across their growing lifespan

Five-year study aims to improve health of patients with cystic fibrosis across their growing lifespan

WHO’s new initiative aims to speed up action on diabetes

WHO’s new initiative aims to speed up action on diabetes

CU researcher receives NIH grant to analyze the link between gut microbiome and osteoarthritis

CU researcher receives NIH grant to analyze the link between gut microbiome and osteoarthritis

Anti-diabetic drug metformin inhibits disease progression in Alport syndrome mouse model

Anti-diabetic drug metformin inhibits disease progression in Alport syndrome mouse model

Study identifies differences in biomarkers of inflammation between novel diabetes subgroups

Study identifies differences in biomarkers of inflammation between novel diabetes subgroups

Natural treatment based on flour made from mealworms can help prevent Type II diabetes mellitus

Natural treatment based on flour made from mealworms can help prevent Type II diabetes mellitus

Obesity reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissue, finds study

Obesity reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissue, finds study

Nemours receives grant to examine behavioral health intervention for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

Nemours receives grant to examine behavioral health intervention for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

Mutations to autism-associated gene cause a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains

Mutations to autism-associated gene cause a cascade of problems in developing mouse brains

Hopkins Medicine endocrinologist publishes first clinical practice review on diabetes management

Hopkins Medicine endocrinologist publishes first clinical practice review on diabetes management

Diet and lifestyle may play a significant role in Alzheimer's disease

Diet and lifestyle may play a significant role in Alzheimer's disease

HCAs are a promising risk indicator of type 2 diabetes

HCAs are a promising risk indicator of type 2 diabetes

Changing diet and exercise can make chemotherapy more effective in youth with leukemia

Changing diet and exercise can make chemotherapy more effective in youth with leukemia

Modest dietary changes and exercise can improve survival outcomes for young people with leukemia

Modest dietary changes and exercise can improve survival outcomes for young people with leukemia

GlyNAC could improve many age-associated defects in older humans

GlyNAC could improve many age-associated defects in older humans