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Insulin injections are used to treat some forms of diabetes.
  a hormone produced in the pancreas which controls sugar levels in the blood

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a hormone replacement medicine used to treat diabetes
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  • Insulin injections are used to treat some forms of diabetes.
  • Not only Lavinia, but all diabetics in Fort Repose, dependent upon insulin, died at about the same period as the drug lost its potency.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • I know as well as anyone that it’s challenging for a medical supplier to create an attractive storefront, that bedpans and insulin kits don’t make for a naturally scintillating display, but with a little effort and creativity it’s not long before you can come up with a window that is almost pleasing to look at.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • This time it’s because we’ve discovered insulin.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Then, to my astonishment, he produced some insulin for the diabetes I didn’t have.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Bubeh had diabetes and had to take insulin every day, which my Aunt Betsy often gave her.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • You’re on insulin.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • He had been forged, by that deluded old teacher, into a sort of Pasteur or Curie or patient discoverer of insulin.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The order of stringing determined the nature of the protein—whether it was insulin, hemoglobin, or growth hormone.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Or lots of soybean milk for B-12 and lots of vegetables to regulate insulin release but no meat, no fish , no fruit.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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  • At one point Russell, who is diabetic, raises his shirt and injects himself in the stomach with insulin.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • To Woolf, Genevieve, and a few close friends, it meant something entirely different: insulin-dependent, Type I diabetes.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • She put the dozen or so bottles of insulin that Rahel brought her in the cheese and butter compartment.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Moulton and Iggy had known him back in New York, and one of the first things Moulton told me about him was that only a couple of years before if you let this Oliver into your house you ran the risk that he would steal some of your clothes and hock them for whisky; and when last heard from he was in the booby-hatch for the insulin cure, with the screaming meemies.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The screams entered my brain like some enormously powerful insulin, like gusts of pure oxygen, and I glided across the deeply polished mirror of the gymnasium floor, a boy in my prime who could run windsprints all day, a boy who could bring the ball up court against anybody on earth.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Which led me to read about insulin.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In 1918 insulin was still unknown.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • She wondered whether she could change from insulin to the new oral drug.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Insulin had only been discovered about a decade before Woolf’s diagnosis.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The discovery of insulin in 1921 would have lifted that sentence and offered him a long and reasonably healthy life.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • You’ve been giving her her insulin shot every morning, haven’t you?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Your mother is balanced at seventy units of insulin a day.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • If he ever learned about insulin, though, he certainly never used it, for the needle required for daily injections was not part of our household goods.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • I don’t want to take her off insulin.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • She suspected that these days, even the innocent and the round-eyed could be crockery crooks, or cream-bun cravers, or thieving diabetics cruising Ayemenem for imported insulin.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Giving himself repeated daily shots of canine insulin in the abdomen, arm, or leg, Woolf almost certainly spent his days boomeranging between insulin gluts and deficits.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He tried to find a happy medium, taking his insulin regularly, eating thick steaks, and reducing the extra weight off.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • And for your mother, Elizabeth, extra bottles of insulin.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • "Insulin," Dan said, continuing to write, "requires refrigeration."
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Giving himself repeated daily shots of canine insulin in the abdomen, arm, or leg, Woolf almost certainly spent his days boomeranging between insulin gluts and deficits.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Insulin injections encouraged Woolf to gain weight, and to manage his diabetes he needed to consume regular, high-protein, low-carbohydrate meals—meats were recommended—which also added pounds.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • To steal Baby Kochamma’s imported insulin and her cream buns that came all the way from Best-bakery in Kottayam.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Since Lavinia McGovern suffered from diabetes, insulin had kept her alive.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Without refrigeration, insulin deteriorated rapidly.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • They had driven to San Marco hoping to find refrigerated insulin, or the new oral drug, at the hospital.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The hospital no longer possessed insulin or substitutes for insulin.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The hospital no longer possessed insulin or substitutes for insulin.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Its insulin had already gone to meet the demand in its own community.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • We put him on insulin, fifty units a day, but he was casual, like I said.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Showed up in the hospital once or twice in coma, because he wouldn’t take his insulin.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • That was three years ago, and as far as I know, he took his insulin regularly from then on.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Three people: A diabetic in acidosis, from failure to take insulin.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A cop who didn’t take his insulin and had a habit of going into ketoacidosis.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Soon, by the law of geometric progression, we’ll all be diabetics, and since insulin is made from cows’ stomachs the whole world will be covered with insulin-producing cows, the parts that aren’t covered with human beings, who are reproducing much too rapidly for their own good anyway.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Soon, by the law of geometric progression, we’ll all be diabetics, and since insulin is made from cows’ stomachs the whole world will be covered with insulin-producing cows, the parts that aren’t covered with human beings, who are reproducing much too rapidly for their own good anyway.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
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