Living Healthy With Diabetes

12 Myths About Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

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People with type 2 don?t make insulin

This isn?t true. People with type 2 diabetes may actually produce higher-than-normal levels of insulin earlier in the course of the disease, a condition known as hyperinsulinemia.

This happens because type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance, a condition in which the body loses the ability to respond normally to the hormone.

Taking insulin shots can help overcome insulin resistance, and they can take the place of naturally occurring insulin production, which does tend to dwindle over time.

Next: Insulin means your diabetes is ?serious?

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