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Insulin production and diabetes

Insulin production and diabetes

Overview

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for cells to be able to use blood sugar.

Review Date 1/19/2019

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.