Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that carries glucose into the cells of your body to be used for energy.
It has always struck me as peculiar that many people with diabetes see taking insulin as the dividing line between a nuisance disease and a serious disease. By avoiding insulin, they feel they don’t yet have a serious disease.
Has your healthcare team talked to you about adding insulin to your treatment regimen? Many people have different thoughts about starting insulin.
Yearly flu shots, immunizations and injections are common situations that awaken needle fears. Some people report being worried about or frightened of receiving an annual needle. However, it is much more challenging to give yourself insulin injections as part of your daily diabetes management.
Many people with type 2 diabetes need medication (and sometimes more than one diabetes medication) to manage their blood glucose levels.
When a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, their A1C at that time determines how their condition should initially be managed.