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insulinin‧su‧lin /ˈɪnsjəlɪn $ ˈɪnsə-/ noun [uncountable]  HBMa substance produced naturally by your body which allows sugar to be used for energy diabetic patients requiring insulin
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insulinIn 1918 insulin was still unknown.Case 3 - An insulin dependent diabetic woman aged 74 gave a history of nausea for one week and poor diabetic control.The assay is particularly useful in patients with circulating insulin antibodies or in those being treated with insulin.But our results argue against any systematic adverse effect of human insulin.In a vicious cycle, weight gain increases insulin resistance increases weight gain.In most situations this seems to be a direct effect of insulin on the hepatic production of IGFBP-1.Tests revealed that he had abnormally high levels of insulin in his blood, which could only have been injected.Also, about 15 percent of the patients on 400 milligrams were able to stop insulin injections altogether.
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