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What is insulin?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: An important hormone

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that most importantly is involved in maintaining normal blood sugar by facilitating entry of glucose into cells.
Insulin production is impaired in type 1 diabetes and Insulin is given as an injectable drug; it can be used in later type 2 dm when natural Insulin levels diminish, though the role of Insulin in type 2 is much more complicated.

In brief: An important hormone

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that most importantly is involved in maintaining normal blood sugar by facilitating entry of glucose into cells.
Insulin production is impaired in type 1 diabetes and Insulin is given as an injectable drug; it can be used in later type 2 dm when natural Insulin levels diminish, though the role of Insulin in type 2 is much more complicated.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Hormone for sugar

Insulin allows blood glucose (sugar) to get inside the cells for energy production.
When there is an excess of sugar, Insulin helps to turn the sugar to fat for storage in case there is no food later.

In brief: Hormone for sugar

Insulin allows blood glucose (sugar) to get inside the cells for energy production.
When there is an excess of sugar, Insulin helps to turn the sugar to fat for storage in case there is no food later.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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