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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.
Hill hodgepodge: Pelosi draws from Democrats, GOP and Trump for drug plan

Hill hodgepodge: Pelosi draws from Democrats, GOP and Trump for drug plan

Most LGBTQI+ Latinx people do not receive tailored cancer information, survey finds

Most LGBTQI+ Latinx people do not receive tailored cancer information, survey finds

Members of minority groups more likely to have diabetes at lower weights

Members of minority groups more likely to have diabetes at lower weights

New protein could offer a fresh target for cancer treatment

New protein could offer a fresh target for cancer treatment

Researchers identify new mechanism for dysfunctional insulin release

Researchers identify new mechanism for dysfunctional insulin release

Early combination therapy provides long-term benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes

Early combination therapy provides long-term benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

A vegan diet could boost gut microbes that aid weight loss

A vegan diet could boost gut microbes that aid weight loss

UT Southwestern researchers identify novel mechanism that regulates fat formation

UT Southwestern researchers identify novel mechanism that regulates fat formation

Prestigious grant to use AI for better glucose control

Prestigious grant to use AI for better glucose control

New therapeutic target for rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes

New therapeutic target for rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes

Developing a highly predictive genetic risk score for type 1 diabetes

Developing a highly predictive genetic risk score for type 1 diabetes

New insight into origin of diabetes in overweight patients

New insight into origin of diabetes in overweight patients

Insulin drug could treat glioblastoma

Insulin drug could treat glioblastoma

Novel protein biomarker can help improve dementia risk prediction

Novel protein biomarker can help improve dementia risk prediction

Quick action can save lives of people with severe hypoglycemia

Quick action can save lives of people with severe hypoglycemia

Insulin imbalance may not be the only cause of diabetes

Insulin imbalance may not be the only cause of diabetes

Existing drug could be used to treat glioblastoma

Existing drug could be used to treat glioblastoma

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

New study supports link between enteroviral infections and type 1 diabetes

New study supports link between enteroviral infections and type 1 diabetes