New recombinant insulin analogues

These have a very rapid onset and very short action, and have been developed by altering the structure and thus the property of the insulin. The preparations available in the United Kingdom

Elizabeth Evans Hughes (1907-1981). Banting's prize patient, who found insulin "unspeakably wonderful." The photograph is from Banting's scrapbook
Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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