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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.
New DNA Methylation-Based Analysis Provides Accurate Assessment of Pancreas Cell Composition

New DNA Methylation-Based Analysis Provides Accurate Assessment of Pancreas Cell Composition

Study Shows How Obesity Causes Mitochondrial Fragmentation in Fat Cells

Study Shows How Obesity Causes Mitochondrial Fragmentation in Fat Cells

Largest Gestational Diabetes Study Reveals 9 New Genetic Regions

Largest Gestational Diabetes Study Reveals 9 New Genetic Regions

Epigenetic Changes in Insulin-Producing Cells Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Onset

Epigenetic Changes in Insulin-Producing Cells Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Onset

Unveiling ppGpp’s Surprising Role in Fruit Fly Sleep

Unveiling ppGpp’s Surprising Role in Fruit Fly Sleep

Unveiling the Dynamics of Pancreatic β-Cells

Unveiling the Dynamics of Pancreatic β-Cells

Pancreatic Nerve Zaps Restore Insulin Production and Reverse Diabetes in Mice

Pancreatic Nerve Zaps Restore Insulin Production and Reverse Diabetes in Mice

Lipidome Study Reveals New Insights Into Human Health

Lipidome Study Reveals New Insights Into Human Health

New Insights Into How Cells Maintain Optimal Health

New Insights Into How Cells Maintain Optimal Health

NEUROG3 Gene Plays Key Role in Pancreas Development

NEUROG3 Gene Plays Key Role in Pancreas Development

Innovative Method Accelerates Discovery of New Drugs by Harnessing the Power of Ribosomes

Innovative Method Accelerates Discovery of New Drugs by Harnessing the Power of Ribosomes

Scientists Develop New Method to Control Insulin Release with Music

Scientists Develop New Method to Control Insulin Release with Music

Animal Protein More Metabolically Responsive Than Plant Protein in Young and Older Adults, Study Finds

Animal Protein More Metabolically Responsive Than Plant Protein in Young and Older Adults, Study Finds

Revealing a Novel Signaling Pathway Fostering Aging-Related Chronic Metabolic Disorders

Revealing a Novel Signaling Pathway Fostering Aging-Related Chronic Metabolic Disorders

T-Cell Analysis for Type 1 Diabetes Preventive Therapy

T-Cell Analysis for Type 1 Diabetes Preventive Therapy

Dad’s Genes “Remote Control” Mom’s Metabolism to Benefit Fetus

Dad’s Genes “Remote Control” Mom’s Metabolism to Benefit Fetus

Glucose-Sensing Neurons May Play a Role in Regulating Blood Sugar

Glucose-Sensing Neurons May Play a Role in Regulating Blood Sugar

Glutaminase 2 Plays a Key Role in Glucose Homeostasis

Glutaminase 2 Plays a Key Role in Glucose Homeostasis

Water Fasting Offers Short-Term Weight Loss, But No Long-Term Benefits

Water Fasting Offers Short-Term Weight Loss, But No Long-Term Benefits

Disclosing the Key Role of Mitofusin 2 Cellular Makeup in Interconnecting Organelles Within Cells

Disclosing the Key Role of Mitofusin 2 Cellular Makeup in Interconnecting Organelles Within Cells