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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 uncovers new mechanism of action in a first-line drug for diabetes

Study uncovers new mechanism of action in a first-line drug for diabetes

Merck presents MK-1454 Phase 1 data for treatment of advanced solid tumors or lymphomas

Merck presents MK-1454 Phase 1 data for treatment of advanced solid tumors or lymphomas

Merck presents KEYNOTE-057 trial results for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Merck presents KEYNOTE-057 trial results for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Takeda announces positive Phase 3 ALTA-1L data in first-line therapy for advanced ALK+ NSCLC

Takeda announces positive Phase 3 ALTA-1L data in first-line therapy for advanced ALK+ NSCLC

A new approach identified to control Zika virus, dengue fever

A new approach identified to control Zika virus, dengue fever

New pragmatic study launched to understand the effectiveness of new type 2 diabetes drug

New pragmatic study launched to understand the effectiveness of new type 2 diabetes drug

Many healthy children may have metabolic risk factors, finds study

Many healthy children may have metabolic risk factors, finds study

Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children

Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children

Increasing vigorous exercise reduces risk factors of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease in children

Increasing vigorous exercise reduces risk factors of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease in children

Extension trial assesses benefit of switching from flash monitoring to RT-CGM for hypoglycemia

Extension trial assesses benefit of switching from flash monitoring to RT-CGM for hypoglycemia

NHS tackles prescription fraud to save millions

NHS tackles prescription fraud to save millions

Fat tissue could be a source of diabetes, shows new research

Fat tissue could be a source of diabetes, shows new research

Insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could help tackle disease-carrying mosquitos

Insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could help tackle disease-carrying mosquitos

Study shows that one amino acid may produce short-term lowering of glucose levels

Study shows that one amino acid may produce short-term lowering of glucose levels

Inflammatory proteins in the colon increase in parallel with increasing weight, study shows

Inflammatory proteins in the colon increase in parallel with increasing weight, study shows

MU, MIT researchers evaluate accuracy of new technology to monitor blood glucose levels

MU, MIT researchers evaluate accuracy of new technology to monitor blood glucose levels

New report reveals concerning inadequacies in care for diabetes inpatients

New report reveals concerning inadequacies in care for diabetes inpatients

Researchers show possibility to restore insulin cell function in type 2 diabetes

Researchers show possibility to restore insulin cell function in type 2 diabetes

Researchers discover previously unknown function of key component in the immune system

Researchers discover previously unknown function of key component in the immune system

Tarragon and bitter melon supplements may be less helpful for women than men

Tarragon and bitter melon supplements may be less helpful for women than men