People with diabetes need medications to control blood sugar levels. Insulin is a type of diabetic drug used for controlling blood sugar levels. Insulin is a hormone that helps in metabolism of blood glucose. Glucose is the type of simple sugar that the cells use for energy.
Everyone with type 1 diabetes and some people with type 2 diabetes need insulin (a type of diabetic drug) treatment to maintain blood sugar levels. Your doctor will prescribe insulin to maintain your blood sugar level as normal as possible. Good control of blood sugar helps you to stay healthy and prevents the complications of diabetes.
Insulin has to be taken as an injection---oral insulin medication is not available. Different ways to take insulin by injection are available. You can take insulin as;
If you take insulin (a type of diabetic drug) and are not satisfied with the standard way of injecting insulin with a syringe and needle contact your doctor to know your options.
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