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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 means your diabetes is “serious”

The truth is diabetes is a serious condition no matter how you treat it—it’s just that so few people realize it. Because you can have diabetes and feel just fine (or ignore symptoms like thirst and fatigue), you may think you’ve got a “touch of sugar” or some other mild-sounding condition.

In reality, high blood sugar poisons the body, damaging the heart, kidney, eyes, and nerves.

The point is to make sure your blood sugar is under control, whether it takes diet, exercise, pills, insulin, or all of these combined.

Next: Insulin use requires multiple daily injections

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