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New Horizons: Basal Insulin
AADE in Practice
  • Miriam Lulusa, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Stephen Lee, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sara Reece, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jennifer Elliott, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Abstract
The widespread use of insulin can be credited with saving and prolonging the lives of people with diabetes for nearly a century. However, long before insulin's role in glucose management was realized, the mystery of the pancreas first had to be solved. In 1869, a German medical student by the name of Paul Langerhans noted that deceased patients with diabetes often had damaged pancreases. He identified clusters of cells within these organs that would later be shown to play a vital role in the production of insulin- the beta cells.
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This article was published in AADE in Practice, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 32-36.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2325160315626407.

Copyright © 2016 Sage.

Citation Information
Miriam Lulusa, Stephen Lee, Sara Reece and Jennifer Elliott. "New Horizons: Basal Insulin" AADE in Practice Vol. 4 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 32 - 36
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sara_reece/13/