Managing Diabetes with Insulin

Many different people with different types of diabetes need to inject themselves with insulin.

When your body doesn't make enough insulin, or it can't effectively use the insulin it does produce, your doctor may prescribe insulin therapy. All people with type 1 diabetes, many people with type 2 diabetes, and some women with gestational diabetes need to inject themselves with insulin one or more times every day.

An insulin therapy regimen includes the types of insulin you take, when you take them and how much you take. There are a wide variety of excellent therapy regimens. The one that your doctor prescribes may not fit exactly into the categories you see here.

Introduction to Insulin

Insulin is a hormone that your body produces to help convert the food you eat into energy.

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How to Inject Insulin

The thought of injecting yourself with insulin takes a little getting used to, and doing it properly requires some practice.

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