Type 2 Insulin Rx

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When you have diabetes, you may 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 2 diabetes, and diet, exercise and other medications cannot control the blood sugar, or if you cannot use the medicines, 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 dose?
  • 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:

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