Not everyone with type 2 diabetes needs to use insulin. Ifyou do, it’s because your pancreas isn’t making enough insulin on its own. It’scrucial that you take insulin as directed. There are other prescriptionmedications that may help as well.
When you are you will probably wonder if -- or when -- you will need insulin. You may fear injections. You may believe that needing insulin represents a personal failure, so you resist taking the drug, even when you need it. Whether or not a person with type 2 diabetes needs insulin is based on individual circumstances. The first step? Knowing the facts.
Everyone with diabetes needs to choose foods wisely and be physically active. Most people will also need one or more diabetes medicines. The kind of medicine you take depends on your type of diabetes, your schedule, and your other health conditions. Your medicines may change over the course of time depending on your needs.
Current clinical approaches to obesity continue to focus on secondary and tertiary intervention. Physicians often introduce secondary interventions when patients surpass some dichotomous BMI threshold or when patients self-identify, for cosmetic or health reasons. They introduce tertiary intervention when obesity-related complications responsive to weight loss, such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea, develop. Because weight problems develop over the entire life span, however, emphasizing obesity prevention is urgent and must include cooperation of public health institutions, the school systems, and the private (e.g., food industry) sector. The likelihood of sustained benefits of weight reduction on β-cell function and glycemia in patients with early-onset versus more prolonged durations of type 2 diabetes needs to be determined.