Insulin and Medication
All people with type 1 diabetes and many with type 2 diabetes need insulin to manage blood glucose levels. What is important is to live well with diabetes.
Sometimes, people feel scared, nervous, or guilty about having to start insulin therapy, and that’s okay. Taking insulin to help manage your diabetes may be hard to understand at first,. You might be scared of taking injections. What is important to remember is that using insulin can help you to manage your glucose levels which can prevent complications related to diabetes. Your diabetes healthcare team will work with you to ensure that you understand how using insulin fits into your diabetes management.
If you have been talking about getting started insulin with your doctor or taking insulin is new to you or you may have questions or concerns. The Canadian Diabetes Association has prepared an easy-follow-guide to help you understand the basics of getting started on insulin, including such topics as the types of insulin, options for taking insulin, how and where to inject insulin, and insulin care and storage.