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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.
Emergence of diabetes could be monitored using our Google searches

Emergence of diabetes could be monitored using our Google searches

Scientists reveal communication system between knee joint and developing bones in mice

Scientists reveal communication system between knee joint and developing bones in mice

Research shows alarming prevalence of overfat pandemic in developed countries

Research shows alarming prevalence of overfat pandemic in developed countries

Study provides deeper understanding into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders

Study provides deeper understanding into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders

Child-oriented nutritional intervention contributes advantageously to parents’ diets

Child-oriented nutritional intervention contributes advantageously to parents’ diets

CU Boulder study sheds new light on mechanism behind radiation-induced bystander effect

CU Boulder study sheds new light on mechanism behind radiation-induced bystander effect

More than 100 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, latest CDC report reveals

More than 100 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, latest CDC report reveals

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Whichever way ‘repeal and replace’ blows, pharma is due for windfall

Whichever way ‘repeal and replace’ blows, pharma is due for windfall

Research provides new insight into biology of premature birth

Research provides new insight into biology of premature birth

Intestinal viruses may affect person's chance of developing Type 1 diabetes

Intestinal viruses may affect person's chance of developing Type 1 diabetes

Study analyzes exposures to medication errors resulting in serious medical outcomes

Study analyzes exposures to medication errors resulting in serious medical outcomes

Researchers discover that amount of Epac2A at vesicles controls insulin release

Researchers discover that amount of Epac2A at vesicles controls insulin release

Stem Cell Educator therapy found to be safe and effective for treating diabetes

Stem Cell Educator therapy found to be safe and effective for treating diabetes

Researchers identify fasting plasma glucose and insulin as key biomarkers for weight loss

Researchers identify fasting plasma glucose and insulin as key biomarkers for weight loss

Study: Mindfulness-based therapy lowers stress and blood sugar in overweight, obese women

Study: Mindfulness-based therapy lowers stress and blood sugar in overweight, obese women

Scientists show how muscles request more energy from fat storage tissues

Scientists show how muscles request more energy from fat storage tissues

Loss of smell linked to weight loss in mice despite same food intake, study reveals

Loss of smell linked to weight loss in mice despite same food intake, study reveals

Sense of smell may play key role in how the body deals with calories

Sense of smell may play key role in how the body deals with calories

Anti-asthma drug shows blood glucose improvement among some patients with type 2 diabetes

Anti-asthma drug shows blood glucose improvement among some patients with type 2 diabetes