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Is Insulin Right for You?

If you have type 2 diabetes, you have more options to control blood sugar than ever before.

12 Myths About Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

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Insulin facts vs. fiction

When you hear the word “insulin,” do you picture giant needles (ouch!) or pop culture portrayals of insulin users with low blood sugar (like Julia Roberts losing it in Steel Magnolias)?

Either way, most people think of insulin as a difficult, painful, or potentially scary medical treatment.

The problem is that if you have type 2 diabetes, you need to know the real deal before you can make an informed choice about whether or not this potentially lifesaving therapy is right for you.

Here, we take a look at the facts and fiction about insulin when it comes to treating type 2 diabetes.

Next: Diabetics always need insulin

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