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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: High blood sugar may trigger worse outcomes in COVID-19 patients

Study: High blood sugar may trigger worse outcomes in COVID-19 patients

First clinical trial could become an effective way to deliver chemotherapy to abdominal cancer patients

First clinical trial could become an effective way to deliver chemotherapy to abdominal cancer patients

Non-fasting blood test can help accurately identify youth at risk for diabetes and related risks

Non-fasting blood test can help accurately identify youth at risk for diabetes and related risks

COVID-19 patient with repeatedly undetectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

COVID-19 patient with repeatedly undetectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

New approach enhances prediction of type 1 diabetes among susceptible children

New approach enhances prediction of type 1 diabetes among susceptible children

Study uncovers sex-specific differences in neural mechanisms for glucose regulation

Study uncovers sex-specific differences in neural mechanisms for glucose regulation

Scientists create new mouse model of permanent neonatal diabetes

Scientists create new mouse model of permanent neonatal diabetes

Researchers discover how to activate brown fat in humans

Researchers discover how to activate brown fat in humans

Disruptions to lipid metabolism after childbirth predict future diabetes risk

Disruptions to lipid metabolism after childbirth predict future diabetes risk

Applying "temporal pressure" to the skin can help deliver more drugs

Applying "temporal pressure" to the skin can help deliver more drugs

New biomarkers may identify Type 1 diabetes patients who could benefit from immunotherapy

New biomarkers may identify Type 1 diabetes patients who could benefit from immunotherapy

Researchers identify differences in clinical features of non-obese patients with NAFLD

Researchers identify differences in clinical features of non-obese patients with NAFLD

Understanding the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Understanding the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Missourians to vote on Medicaid expansion as crisis leaves millions without insurance

Missourians to vote on Medicaid expansion as crisis leaves millions without insurance

Novel drug candidate offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes

Novel drug candidate offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes

New strategy may help guard beta cells, slow the onset of type 1 diabetes

New strategy may help guard beta cells, slow the onset of type 1 diabetes

High ACE2 Expression on pancreatic islet cells during inflammation could explain new-onset diabetes in COVID-19

High ACE2 Expression on pancreatic islet cells during inflammation could explain new-onset diabetes in COVID-19

Pizza study finds the body's metabolism to be good at coping with over-indulgence

Pizza study finds the body's metabolism to be good at coping with over-indulgence

Gene in fat cells plays a key role in regulating insulin sensitivity

Gene in fat cells plays a key role in regulating insulin sensitivity

Study: Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity

Study: Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity