Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas, an organ located behind the stomach. The pancreas contains clusters of cells called islets. Beta cells within the islets make insulin and release it into the blood. Insulin plays a major role in metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods into glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. With the help of insulin, cells throughout the body absorb glucose and use it for energy. In insulin resistance, muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin and thus cannot easily absorb glucose from the bloodstream.
Journal of Metabolic Syndrome publishes the articles on Insulin resistance along with many other fields related to diabetes. Journal of Metabolic Syndrome open access publishes the original research work through open access allowing researchers, probable learners and the academic fellow to access the works for free, and results in a wide impact.
Last date updated on July, 2014