Diabetes Management | Insulin Therapy

Insulin Therapy

Insulin is a hormone normally produced by the body's pancreas. It serves the function of getting glucose from the blood into the cells of the body, which will produce energy for the cells to perform its everyday function. ​For anyone who has type 1 diabetes, ensuring they know how to inject insulin correctly is the most important part to managing your blood sugars. To learn more about how to inject insulin, watch the video below.

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Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin therapy is not exclusive to people with type 1 diabetes, however. Those with type 2 diabetes may also need to undergo insulin therapy to manage their diabetes. To learn more about insulin therapy in those with type 2 diabetes, watch the video below.

What are Multiple Daily Injections?

Sometimes people are required to take insulin at multiple times during the day. There are different types of insulin that one may use at different times in the day to manage their diabetes. For example, there is long-acting insulin that is taken once or twice in a day, and there is rapid acting insulin during a meal. To learn more about the role of different insulins that are taken throughout the day, watch the video below.

Insulin Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes when Sick

If you have type 1 diabetes and are dealing with other illnesses, it's even more important to monitor your blood sugars and observe how your insulin treatment plan is working.

To learn more about how other illnesses can affect someone with type 1 diabetes, watch the video below.