OverviewInsulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for cells to be able to use blood sugar.
Update Date 5/12/2012
Updated by: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.