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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.
Mechanism that prevents kidney damage in the early stages of diabetes associated with obesity

Mechanism that prevents kidney damage in the early stages of diabetes associated with obesity

Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake

Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake

Critical link found between inflammation, heart disease and stroke

Critical link found between inflammation, heart disease and stroke

New patent has potential for the treatment of obesity

New patent has potential for the treatment of obesity

Alternative vaccine to Dryvax for smallpox

Alternative vaccine to Dryvax for smallpox

Study shows Chromium Picolinate and Biotin Combination significantly lowers coronary risk factors in people with Type 2 Diabetes

Study shows Chromium Picolinate and Biotin Combination significantly lowers coronary risk factors in people with Type 2 Diabetes

New studies put spotlight on replicative capacity of beta cells

New studies put spotlight on replicative capacity of beta cells

First canine insulin drug

First canine insulin drug

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

New hope for advances in treatment methods for AIDS, Alzheimer's and age-related blindness

New hope for advances in treatment methods for AIDS, Alzheimer's and age-related blindness

Protein in human milk reduces risk of obesity

Protein in human milk reduces risk of obesity

Family-based diabetes self-management leads to better health

Family-based diabetes self-management leads to better health

Insulin pumps control diabetes better than shots

Insulin pumps control diabetes better than shots

Researchers discover gene responsible for neonatal diabetes

Researchers discover gene responsible for neonatal diabetes

Addition of insulin sensitizer provides lipid benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes

Addition of insulin sensitizer provides lipid benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes

Latest research on obesity, diabetes, hormone replacement therapy to be presented

Latest research on obesity, diabetes, hormone replacement therapy to be presented

Link between cardiovascular disease and type 1 (juvenile) diabetes amongst women has been significantly underestimated

Link between cardiovascular disease and type 1 (juvenile) diabetes amongst women has been significantly underestimated

First pancreatic islet cell transplant in Alabama

First pancreatic islet cell transplant in Alabama

Fish oil reduces heart attack and blood vessel disease

Fish oil reduces heart attack and blood vessel disease

Prediction of adult diseases in infancy

Prediction of adult diseases in infancy