12 Myths About Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetics always need insulin
Not necessarily. People with type 1 diabetes (about 5% to 10% of diabetics) do need insulin. If you have type 2, which includes 90% to 95% of all people with diabetes, you may not need insulin.
Of adults with diabetes, only 14% use insulin, 13% use insulin and oral medication, 57% take oral medication only, and 16% control blood sugar with diet and exercise alone, according to the CDC.
The point is to get blood sugarwhich can be a highly toxic poison in the bodyinto the safe zone by any means necessary.
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