Learn how to live healthy with diabetes - What about insulin for diabetes?
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Host: What about insulin? Kathy Reily: Insulin is a medication that is used by patients who have type 1 diabetes and this is because they no longer have any insulin being produced by their pancreas so they have to take it on a daily basis in order to process their carbohydrate and their glucose. Insulin is also used in many people who have type 2 diabetes simply because they do not have enough insulin left in their pancreas or they are not able to use their insulin efficiently to help process their glucose. They have a degree of insulin resistance that requires them to need more insulin and so many people with type 2 diabetes will take insulin as well.