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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.
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

Novel disease mechanism underlying rheumatoid arthritis

Novel disease mechanism underlying rheumatoid arthritis

Research offers hope for the millions of diabetics worldwide who take insulin injections

Research offers hope for the millions of diabetics worldwide who take insulin injections

Researchers find way to detect dangerous brain swelling in diabetic children

Researchers find way to detect dangerous brain swelling in diabetic children

New methods to aid research into the causes of diabetes

New methods to aid research into the causes of diabetes

Veterans Affairs patients with diabetes are better cared for than managed care patients

Veterans Affairs patients with diabetes are better cared for than managed care patients

Iacocca pledges $1 million to the type 1 diabetes cause

Iacocca pledges $1 million to the type 1 diabetes cause

World's first tagatose-containing chocolate is very low in glycemic load

World's first tagatose-containing chocolate is very low in glycemic load

American Indians and Alaska Natives are 2.3 times as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites of similar age

American Indians and Alaska Natives are 2.3 times as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites of similar age

Carb-conscious dieters may be lowering their risk of breast cancer

Carb-conscious dieters may be lowering their risk of breast cancer

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

Switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories

Switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories

Scientists create mice that don't gain weight, even when fed fat-laden, high calorie diets

Scientists create mice that don't gain weight, even when fed fat-laden, high calorie diets

Misfiring proteins linked to sick feeling of type 2 diabetics

Misfiring proteins linked to sick feeling of type 2 diabetics

Influence of alcohol consumption on risk of developing hypertension and type 2 diabetes

Influence of alcohol consumption on risk of developing hypertension and type 2 diabetes

Traveling to and from work can reduce cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes

Traveling to and from work can reduce cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes