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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.
Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New study examines link between sleep and weight management

New study examines link between sleep and weight management

Scientists identify new type of diabetes caused by RFX6 gene mutation

Scientists identify new type of diabetes caused by RFX6 gene mutation

UIC study receives $3 million federal grant to study effects of inflammation on PCOS

UIC study receives $3 million federal grant to study effects of inflammation on PCOS

Study shows no relation between swine flu vaccination and increased risk of type 1 diabetes

Study shows no relation between swine flu vaccination and increased risk of type 1 diabetes

Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients

Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients

Researchers find genetic variation linked to effects of prenatal alcohol exposure

Researchers find genetic variation linked to effects of prenatal alcohol exposure

Study compares long-term metabolic effects of conventional and genetically-modified soybean oil

Study compares long-term metabolic effects of conventional and genetically-modified soybean oil

Fructose plays more damaging role than glucose in fatty liver disease, mice study shows

Fructose plays more damaging role than glucose in fatty liver disease, mice study shows

New study reveals novel gene involved in maintaining body weight

New study reveals novel gene involved in maintaining body weight

Researchers discover circadian clock at work in our muscles

Researchers discover circadian clock at work in our muscles

Special issue of Current Diabetes Review explores the management of diabetes in medically complex patients

Special issue of Current Diabetes Review explores the management of diabetes in medically complex patients

FDA approves FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for adult patients with diabetes

FDA approves FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for adult patients with diabetes

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

Right after Trump blamed high drug prices on campaign cash, drugmakers gave more

Right after Trump blamed high drug prices on campaign cash, drugmakers gave more

Research shows insulin as key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency

Research shows insulin as key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency

New pig model for stroke could accelerate drug discovery process

New pig model for stroke could accelerate drug discovery process

Biomaterial-mediated growth factor delivery can restore perfusion of blood vessels in animal models

Biomaterial-mediated growth factor delivery can restore perfusion of blood vessels in animal models