Insulin News

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, essential for regulating blood glucose levels. It facilitates the uptake of glucose by cells from the blood, providing them with energy or storing it as fat for future use. Insulin production and activity are crucial for maintaining stable blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin (Type 1 diabetes) or is unable to use insulin effectively (Type 2 diabetes), leading to elevated blood glucose levels that can cause various health complications over time. Treatment for diabetes often involves administering insulin through injections or an insulin pump to help manage blood sugar levels. Additionally, synthetic and analog forms of insulin have been developed to mimic natural insulin’s effects more closely and improve the ease and efficacy of treatment.