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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.
Millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at increased risk for type 2 diabetes

Millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at increased risk for type 2 diabetes

Research confirms benefits of commonly used traditional remedies for a range of illnesses

Research confirms benefits of commonly used traditional remedies for a range of illnesses

New methods for the growth and development of human pancreatic beta islets

New methods for the growth and development of human pancreatic beta islets

Researchers have integrated heart cells grown from human embryonic stem cells into a host heart

Researchers have integrated heart cells grown from human embryonic stem cells into a host heart

New book suggests foods with a low glycemic index are key to weight loss

New book suggests foods with a low glycemic index are key to weight loss

New link in the growth of Ewing’s sarcoma

New link in the growth of Ewing’s sarcoma

Evidence pointing to chronic cellular inflammation as the precursor of heart disease and diabetes

Evidence pointing to chronic cellular inflammation as the precursor of heart disease and diabetes

HER-2 cell surface receptors tun on genes associated with carcinogenesis

HER-2 cell surface receptors tun on genes associated with carcinogenesis

New oral gel used instead of injection to deliver drugs

New oral gel used instead of injection to deliver drugs

Research findings may help stave off full-blown diabetes

Research findings may help stave off full-blown diabetes

Slimming agents could pose major health risk

Slimming agents could pose major health risk

Micro-thin implantable films may one day allow patients to forgo daily injections and pills

Micro-thin implantable films may one day allow patients to forgo daily injections and pills

Molecule that may be a primary cause of high blood pressure and link to diabetes

Molecule that may be a primary cause of high blood pressure and link to diabetes

Measuring body fat has just got easier and a whole lot more sophisticated

Measuring body fat has just got easier and a whole lot more sophisticated

Exubera shows sustained blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Exubera shows sustained blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Telemedicine aims to reduce large birth weights which lead to obesity and diabetes

Telemedicine aims to reduce large birth weights which lead to obesity and diabetes

New study confirms benefits of rimonabant in weight loss

New study confirms benefits of rimonabant in weight loss

Study emphasizes the importance of monitoring blood pressure and dyslipidemia in patient's with metabolic syndrome

Study emphasizes the importance of monitoring blood pressure and dyslipidemia in patient's with metabolic syndrome

Diabetes and heart disease may stem from fat you can't see

Diabetes and heart disease may stem from fat you can't see

Researchers have produced a marathon mouse that can run twice as far as normal mice

Researchers have produced a marathon mouse that can run twice as far as normal mice