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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.
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

Green Mediterranean diet reduces non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, show randomized trials

Green Mediterranean diet reduces non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, show randomized trials

New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Study offers a differentiated patient-specific solution in minimal residual disease testing

Study offers a differentiated patient-specific solution in minimal residual disease testing

Study reveals cardiac protein as a new target for different types of heart disease

Study reveals cardiac protein as a new target for different types of heart disease

Policymakers are urged to include government negotiation to reduce insulin prices

Policymakers are urged to include government negotiation to reduce insulin prices

Insulin nanoparticles may become an alternative to insulin injections for diabetic patients

Insulin nanoparticles may become an alternative to insulin injections for diabetic patients

Study shows how intestinal stem cells constantly renew and give rise to specialized cell types

Study shows how intestinal stem cells constantly renew and give rise to specialized cell types

UCSF researchers discover a new way to control immune system's 'natural killer' cells

UCSF researchers discover a new way to control immune system's 'natural killer' cells

IU research findings could prevent common complication of blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia

IU research findings could prevent common complication of blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia

Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

Few organisms in the gut microbiome found to play a key role in type 2 diabetes

Few organisms in the gut microbiome found to play a key role in type 2 diabetes

Six clearly distinguishable subtypes of prediabetes identified

Six clearly distinguishable subtypes of prediabetes identified

FDA approves first generic glucagon for injection to treat severe hypoglycemia

FDA approves first generic glucagon for injection to treat severe hypoglycemia

Popular glucose-lowering drug may cause rare diabetes complication in COVID-19 patients

Popular glucose-lowering drug may cause rare diabetes complication in COVID-19 patients

Thymus gland works to prevent miscarriage, diabetes in pregnant women

Thymus gland works to prevent miscarriage, diabetes in pregnant women

Study uncovers a new paradigm for the role of the thymus in pregnancy

Study uncovers a new paradigm for the role of the thymus in pregnancy

New drug combination improves blood glucose control and weight loss in mice

New drug combination improves blood glucose control and weight loss in mice

A protein plays key role in the spread of stress signals among liver cells

A protein plays key role in the spread of stress signals among liver cells