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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.
Scientists identify genetic variation that promotes longevity in men

Scientists identify genetic variation that promotes longevity in men

Type 2 diabetes patients on MDI insulin therapy can benefit from CGM use, study shows

Type 2 diabetes patients on MDI insulin therapy can benefit from CGM use, study shows

Altered secretion behavior of fatty liver can lead to damage of other organs

Altered secretion behavior of fatty liver can lead to damage of other organs

Fruit flies' pheremones reveal sexual attractiveness of females

Fruit flies' pheremones reveal sexual attractiveness of females

Shorter sleep duration in childhood linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Shorter sleep duration in childhood linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life

Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life

Space under the skin may be optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes

Space under the skin may be optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes

SBIR Fast-Track grant to fund study on new drug that targets cardiovascular diseases

SBIR Fast-Track grant to fund study on new drug that targets cardiovascular diseases

USC scientists obtain molecular 'how to' guide for growing hair

USC scientists obtain molecular 'how to' guide for growing hair

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Researchers develop new test to measure volume and activity of insulin-making cells

Researchers develop new test to measure volume and activity of insulin-making cells

High-quality diet could make significant difference in South Asian women at risk for gestational diabetes

High-quality diet could make significant difference in South Asian women at risk for gestational diabetes

Immunotherapy shows promise in treatment of Type 1 diabetes

Immunotherapy shows promise in treatment of Type 1 diabetes

Researchers transform skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin

Researchers transform skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin

Mice study shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer

Mice study shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer

Gene-therapy administered through skin transplants could enable treatment of many diseases

Gene-therapy administered through skin transplants could enable treatment of many diseases

New findings could help better understand aging process and extend lifespan

New findings could help better understand aging process and extend lifespan

Researchers highlight role of micro-guests in pathologic processes

Researchers highlight role of micro-guests in pathologic processes

"Fat switch" may hold the key to obesity finds new study

"Fat switch" may hold the key to obesity finds new study

Researchers streamline beta cell differentiation process to develop safer cell therapy for diabetes

Researchers streamline beta cell differentiation process to develop safer cell therapy for diabetes