Type 1 Insulin Therapy

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When you have type 1 diabetes, you will need to take insulin.

When you understand how insulin therapy works in your body, you can more easily control your blood sugar.

When you have type 1 diabetes, it will be necessary to take insulin. This is known as insulin therapy, which your medical provider will prescribe for you. When you understand how insulin therapy works in your body, you can more easily control your blood sugar.

Things you’ll need to know are:

  • What type of insulin are you using?
  • When is that insulin active in your body?
  • What is your insulin regimen: How much insulin do you take and when ?
  • Is the insulin doing what it is supposed to do?

This section explains how to use insulin therapy to treat diabetes

It focuses on:

Other topics that may be of interest to you:

  • Amylin analogs:
    Injections given along with insulin that reduce sugar production in the liver and slow the absorption of food
  • Insulin pump therapy:
    Insulin delivery via a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion device

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