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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.
Spirulina shows promise in battling heart disease and diabetes

Spirulina shows promise in battling heart disease and diabetes

Boston College biologist wins NIH grant to study viral insulins for cancer treatment

Boston College biologist wins NIH grant to study viral insulins for cancer treatment

Innovative therapy targets and destroys leukemia stem cells

Innovative therapy targets and destroys leukemia stem cells

Breakthrough research unveils β-cell dynamics in Type 1 diabetes

Breakthrough research unveils β-cell dynamics in Type 1 diabetes

Next-gen implants could be powered by dual-energy harvesting technology

Next-gen implants could be powered by dual-energy harvesting technology

Researchers identify potential treatment for cardiovascular disease linked to Type 2 diabetes

Researchers identify potential treatment for cardiovascular disease linked to Type 2 diabetes

Automated insulin delivery systems: Advancements and future prospects

Automated insulin delivery systems: Advancements and future prospects

Innovative MicroGlucagon solution aims to transform insulin therapy for type 1 diabetics

Innovative MicroGlucagon solution aims to transform insulin therapy for type 1 diabetics

Machine learning model to determine associations between metabolic syndrome and lactation

Machine learning model to determine associations between metabolic syndrome and lactation

Can dietary patterns impact stomach cancer risk?

Can dietary patterns impact stomach cancer risk?

Diets impact Parkinson's motor symptoms, supplements show no benefit, study finds

Diets impact Parkinson's motor symptoms, supplements show no benefit, study finds

Mediterranean diet hailed for heart health benefits in women, study finds

Mediterranean diet hailed for heart health benefits in women, study finds

Largest genetic study on circulating retinol reveals new insights into its impact on health

Largest genetic study on circulating retinol reveals new insights into its impact on health

Cycles of a diet that mimics fasting can reduce signs of immune system aging, as well as insulin resistance and liver fat

Cycles of a diet that mimics fasting can reduce signs of immune system aging, as well as insulin resistance and liver fat

Are you a weekend warrior when it comes to exercise? Both regular or one-to-two days of exercise aid weight loss

Are you a weekend warrior when it comes to exercise? Both regular or one-to-two days of exercise aid weight loss

New position statement emphasizes patient-centered care in diabetes management

New position statement emphasizes patient-centered care in diabetes management

Fasting-mimicking diet reduces biological age and disease risks, study shows

Fasting-mimicking diet reduces biological age and disease risks, study shows

Canagliflozin reduces atherosclerosis and modulates inflammatory, oxidative pathways in mice

Canagliflozin reduces atherosclerosis and modulates inflammatory, oxidative pathways in mice

Melatonin treatment does not affect insulin resistance of night shift workers

Melatonin treatment does not affect insulin resistance of night shift workers

Rising medication costs pose barrier to diabetes treatment, study finds

Rising medication costs pose barrier to diabetes treatment, study finds