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What is Insulin?

Insulin is a kind of protein hormone secreted by the B cells of the islets of the pancreas, which is not only the single hormone in the body to reduce blood glucose, but also the important hormones to promote the body's metabolism. Insulin mainly works in the liver, muscle and adipose tissue, exerting an important role in regulating blood glucose, fat, protein and other energy metabolism. Under normal circumstances, the human body can secrete insulin according to the level of blood glucose to control the blood glucose in the normal range, once there is the insulin secretion deficiency or decrease of insulin sensitivity in the body, various metabolic disorders can be occurred in the human body and the glucose cannot be used well, which will ultimately contribute to the occurrence of diabetes.

See also:
item Principles of the Treatment of Diabetes
item Five Contraindications for Diabetes
item Insulin:

item Hypoglycemic drugs:

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