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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.
Researchers discover new promising target point for cancer and diabetes therapies

Researchers discover new promising target point for cancer and diabetes therapies

Seven activities that prevent you from getting quality sleep during summer

Seven activities that prevent you from getting quality sleep during summer

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity

Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity

New biomarker may provide clues to create diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure

New biomarker may provide clues to create diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure

Women who develop type 1 diabetes at early age have increased risk of premature death

Women who develop type 1 diabetes at early age have increased risk of premature death

Researchers find potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes

Researchers find potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes

Ketogenic diet may raise risk of diabetes finds study

Ketogenic diet may raise risk of diabetes finds study

Proof-of-concept technology using nanoparticles could offer new approach for oral medications

Proof-of-concept technology using nanoparticles could offer new approach for oral medications

New research shows that ketogenic diets may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes

New research shows that ketogenic diets may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes

LSU Health research may lead to a change in worldwide obesity prevention strategy

LSU Health research may lead to a change in worldwide obesity prevention strategy

Study could help explain why Asians often develop diabetes at a lower body weight

Study could help explain why Asians often develop diabetes at a lower body weight

Offspring fed with low-protein diet during pregnancy more likely to develop prostate cancer

Offspring fed with low-protein diet during pregnancy more likely to develop prostate cancer

Medicaid expansion increases access to diabetes treatment

Medicaid expansion increases access to diabetes treatment

Medicaid expansion making diabetes meds more accessible to poor, study shows

Medicaid expansion making diabetes meds more accessible to poor, study shows

Probiotic use could result in disorienting brain fogginess and rapid belly bloating

Probiotic use could result in disorienting brain fogginess and rapid belly bloating

IU researchers receive $1.5 million NIH grant to advance study on diabetes risks

IU researchers receive $1.5 million NIH grant to advance study on diabetes risks

Claudia Langenberg wins Helmholtz International Fellow Award

Claudia Langenberg wins Helmholtz International Fellow Award

Insulin resistance largely undetected in non-diabetic patients with Parkinson's disease

Insulin resistance largely undetected in non-diabetic patients with Parkinson's disease

New nuclear medicine test could improve care of patients with type 1 diabetes

New nuclear medicine test could improve care of patients with type 1 diabetes