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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.
Hybrid closed-loop insulin therapy improves glycemic control in adolescents, young adults

Hybrid closed-loop insulin therapy improves glycemic control in adolescents, young adults

New data shows that mINDY gene is involved in blood pressure regulation

New data shows that mINDY gene is involved in blood pressure regulation

New compound could lead to a new class of diabetes drugs

New compound could lead to a new class of diabetes drugs

Study shows why children of obese mothers have propensity to develop metabolic diseases

Study shows why children of obese mothers have propensity to develop metabolic diseases

Pancreatic β cell-derived exosomal miR-29s manipulate glucose homeostasis

Pancreatic β cell-derived exosomal miR-29s manipulate glucose homeostasis

Researchers discover direct link between placental function and future metabolic disorders

Researchers discover direct link between placental function and future metabolic disorders

New model explains controversies over saturated fats and heart disease risk

New model explains controversies over saturated fats and heart disease risk

Mitochondrial mutation linked to elevated diabetes risk in Japanese men

Mitochondrial mutation linked to elevated diabetes risk in Japanese men

Researchers simulate tailgating to examine the impact of excessive eating and drinking

Researchers simulate tailgating to examine the impact of excessive eating and drinking

Insulin resistance, diabetes and metabolic syndrome contribute to premature coronary events in women

Insulin resistance, diabetes and metabolic syndrome contribute to premature coronary events in women

Effects of low-fat, plant-based diet compared to low-carb, animal-based diet

Effects of low-fat, plant-based diet compared to low-carb, animal-based diet

Green Mediterranean diet reduces non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, show randomized trials

Green Mediterranean diet reduces non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, show randomized trials

New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Study offers a differentiated patient-specific solution in minimal residual disease testing

Study offers a differentiated patient-specific solution in minimal residual disease testing

Study reveals cardiac protein as a new target for different types of heart disease

Study reveals cardiac protein as a new target for different types of heart disease

Policymakers are urged to include government negotiation to reduce insulin prices

Policymakers are urged to include government negotiation to reduce insulin prices

Insulin nanoparticles may become an alternative to insulin injections for diabetic patients

Insulin nanoparticles may become an alternative to insulin injections for diabetic patients

Study shows how intestinal stem cells constantly renew and give rise to specialized cell types

Study shows how intestinal stem cells constantly renew and give rise to specialized cell types

UCSF researchers discover a new way to control immune system's 'natural killer' cells

UCSF researchers discover a new way to control immune system's 'natural killer' cells