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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 11/20/2017

Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.