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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.
Alzheimer's risk gene can increase COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

Alzheimer's risk gene can increase COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

Study finds cancer as the leading cause of death among patients with diabetes

Study finds cancer as the leading cause of death among patients with diabetes

Sulforaphane prolongs lifespan and healthspan of C. elegans through insulin/IGF-1 signaling

Sulforaphane prolongs lifespan and healthspan of C. elegans through insulin/IGF-1 signaling

Study: Brain hormones could improve metabolism and fight obesity

Study: Brain hormones could improve metabolism and fight obesity

New process separates beneficial glucocorticoids from unwanted side-effects

New process separates beneficial glucocorticoids from unwanted side-effects

Lower diagnostic threshold for fever in older people may help detect COVID-19 cases earlier

Lower diagnostic threshold for fever in older people may help detect COVID-19 cases earlier

Can metformin reduce mortality in diabetic individuals with severe COVID-19?

Can metformin reduce mortality in diabetic individuals with severe COVID-19?

Study: Diabetics worry about disruption to insulin supplies owing to Brexit outcome

Study: Diabetics worry about disruption to insulin supplies owing to Brexit outcome

Study uncovers a novel promising target for diabetes treatment

Study uncovers a novel promising target for diabetes treatment

Hybrid closed-loop insulin therapy improves glycemic control in adolescents, young adults

Hybrid closed-loop insulin therapy improves glycemic control in adolescents, young adults

New data shows that mINDY gene is involved in blood pressure regulation

New data shows that mINDY gene is involved in blood pressure regulation

New compound could lead to a new class of diabetes drugs

New compound could lead to a new class of diabetes drugs

Study shows why children of obese mothers have propensity to develop metabolic diseases

Study shows why children of obese mothers have propensity to develop metabolic diseases

Pancreatic β cell-derived exosomal miR-29s manipulate glucose homeostasis

Pancreatic β cell-derived exosomal miR-29s manipulate glucose homeostasis

Researchers discover direct link between placental function and future metabolic disorders

Researchers discover direct link between placental function and future metabolic disorders

New model explains controversies over saturated fats and heart disease risk

New model explains controversies over saturated fats and heart disease risk

Mitochondrial mutation linked to elevated diabetes risk in Japanese men

Mitochondrial mutation linked to elevated diabetes risk in Japanese men

Researchers simulate tailgating to examine the impact of excessive eating and drinking

Researchers simulate tailgating to examine the impact of excessive eating and drinking

Insulin resistance, diabetes and metabolic syndrome contribute to premature coronary events in women

Insulin resistance, diabetes and metabolic syndrome contribute to premature coronary events in women

Effects of low-fat, plant-based diet compared to low-carb, animal-based diet

Effects of low-fat, plant-based diet compared to low-carb, animal-based diet