A hormone made by the islet cells of the pancreas. Insulin controls the amount of sugar in the blood by moving it into the cells, where it can be used by the body for energy.

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... INSULIN ( Iletin II®, Humulin®, Humalog®, Novolin®, Novolog™, etc.) is a hormone produced naturally by the pancreas. Insulin regulates the amount of sugar in your blood and prevents or reduces long-term complications including damage to the blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, or nerves. ...
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The structure of insulin. The left-hand side is a space-filling model of ...
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Insulin Articles

  • Alternative Devices for Taking Insulin
    ... Many people who take insulin to manage their diabetes inject the insulin with a needle and syringe that delivers insulin just under the skin. Several other devices for taking insulin are available, an...
  • Medicines for People With Diabetes
    ... Instructions This resource is designed to be used with forms that you can print out and personalize to meet your individual needs. If you do not have a printer, you can contact the National Diabetes I...

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Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
... The pancreas, an organ about the size of a hand, is located behind the lower part of the stomach. It makes insulin and enzymes that help the body digest and use food. Spread all over the pancreas are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Overview
... Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 18.2 million people in the United States--6.3 percent of the population--have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, 13 million...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Insulin Articles

  • Diabetes Overview
    ... Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 18.2 million people in the United States--6.3 percent of the population--have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, 13 million...
  • Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
    ... The pancreas, an organ about the size of a hand, is located behind the lower part of the stomach. It makes insulin and enzymes that help the body digest and use food. Spread all over the pancreas are ...

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