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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 use requires multiple daily injections

Not always. If you need insulin, you have options. You can try a long-acting once-a-day insulin (usually given at night), which mimics the low level of insulin normally found in the body all day long.

This may be enough to control blood sugar on its own, or it can be combined with oral medications.

If blood sugar is still too high after meals, however, you may need to take insulin several times a day, just before eating.

Next: Insulin is a treatment of last resort

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