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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 5/12/2023

Updated by: Sandeep K. Dhaliwal, MD, board-certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, Springfield, VA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.