one of many hormones that helps the body turn the food we eat into energy and helps store energy to be used later. People with diabetes mellitus, a condition in which the body does not make enough insulin, might need to inject themselves with insulin to help their bodies’ cells work properly.
hormone formed in the endocrine pancreas (-cells) and secreted into the blood; comprised of an -chain of 21 amino acids and a -chain of 30 amino acids; regulates glucose uptake and metabolism in tissues.
A hormone secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Promotes the utilization of glucose.