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1. Insulin
A polypeptide hormone produced by cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Insulin decreases the levels of glucose in the blood and to regulates the metabolism of glucose, fats and protein s. In order to meet the demand for insulin needed by diabetics , the hormone is mass-produced with the aid of genetically engineered bacteria , but can also be taken from pigs and cattle.

2. Inulin
A starchy carbohydrate found in the roots of some plants which converts to the sugar levulose when it's mixed with oygen and water. Inulin is used in tests which measure kidney function, and it is used as a substitute starch in foods (esp. breads) for diabetics .

3. Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
This is a skin lesion on the anterior lower leg, in the form of a depressed yellow area with an erythematous nodular border. Although this is often seen in diabetics , it can be found in nondiabetic patients.

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