What is Recombinant Human Insulin

The patients that are suffering from diabetes are treated by commercial hormone named reconbinant human insulin. Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas and it regulates the level of glucose. When the level of glucose in blood is soaring then insulin stimulates cells in the liver, muscles and fat. These cells band together glucose into a compound called glycogen, which accumulate the energy for later use.

If a patient is diabetic then his or her body is not able to produce insulin because of insulin his sugar level is maintained but in the nonexistence patient’s body will contain a high level of sugar in the blood which could cause somber health problems. That’s why insulin is injected on a daily basis to maintain a unvarying level of blood sugar.

The insulin that is to be injected in human body comes from any external source. Basically, insulin is extracted from pigs or cows and then it is purified so that it can be used by human beings. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A total of 20 different kinds of amino acids form proteins. Amino acids make up 75% of the human body. Bovine insulin from cows differs from human insulin by 3 amino acids and pig only differs by 1 amino acid.

Some diabetic person develop an allergic reaction from the insulin produced by animals for these people an insulin produced in the laboratory named recombinant insulin is given and it does not cause any allergic reaction.

To prevent allergy in any case a technology called recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is now used which will not use the animal-extracted insulin rather it will use two chains of amino acids which will link together to make a small protein molecule.

Before using this insulin one should consult with his or her doctor. If one had allergy from insulin then keep away from it. This product may contain some ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. If any person is suffering from low blood sugar then he should avoid using it. Moreover, person with kidney disease, diarrhea, and liver disease and nerve problems should avoid using it.

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