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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.
Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Genetic mutation is a major contributor to type 1 diabetes

Genetic mutation is a major contributor to type 1 diabetes

Increasing levels of growth hormone may be an effective treatment for HIV lipodystrophy

Increasing levels of growth hormone may be an effective treatment for HIV lipodystrophy

World’s leading experts to attend International Human Embryonic Stem Cell Symposium

World’s leading experts to attend International Human Embryonic Stem Cell Symposium

New drug application for regulatory approval of exenatide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

New drug application for regulatory approval of exenatide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

U-M scientists say Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development

U-M scientists say Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development

Delphi expands medical footprint

Delphi expands medical footprint

Way for diabetics to regulate their blood-sugar levels whilst avoiding weight gain

Way for diabetics to regulate their blood-sugar levels whilst avoiding weight gain

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

Freeze-dried sugar helps keep heat-sensitive, protein-based drugs working at room temperature

Freeze-dried sugar helps keep heat-sensitive, protein-based drugs working at room temperature

Sports medicine may help the national fight against pediatric obesity

Sports medicine may help the national fight against pediatric obesity

New centre of excellence to develop stem cell treatments for diabetes and diseases of the brain

New centre of excellence to develop stem cell treatments for diabetes and diseases of the brain

First license to begin research involving therapeutic cloning

First license to begin research involving therapeutic cloning

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

World's largest study into intensive care

World's largest study into intensive care

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease