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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.
Researchers to investigate link between diabetes and exercise

Researchers to investigate link between diabetes and exercise

BioSante publishes oral insulin study

BioSante publishes oral insulin study

Yo-yo dieting may have a lasting negative impact on immune function

Yo-yo dieting may have a lasting negative impact on immune function

Novel molecular targeting technologies to deliver gene-silencing therapy

Novel molecular targeting technologies to deliver gene-silencing therapy

Physicians need to understand comorbidities to better help cancer patients

Physicians need to understand comorbidities to better help cancer patients

International adult stem cell 'retraining' project starts in Birmingham

International adult stem cell 'retraining' project starts in Birmingham

Diabetes drug improves metabolic changes associated with HIV combination therapy

Diabetes drug improves metabolic changes associated with HIV combination therapy

Studies identify risk factors for colon cancer in women

Studies identify risk factors for colon cancer in women

Exercise reverses signs of artery disease in obese children

Exercise reverses signs of artery disease in obese children

Researchers demonstrate wearable electronics to aid health and fashion

Researchers demonstrate wearable electronics to aid health and fashion

People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness

People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness

New research program to focus on human beta cell regeneration and its potential role to cure type-1 diabetes

New research program to focus on human beta cell regeneration and its potential role to cure type-1 diabetes

FDA approves software that determines drug dosages of insulin

FDA approves software that determines drug dosages of insulin

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