Diabetes and Insulin

Living Longer - Living Well
A media series with Harry Haramis.

Transcript— Every so often when a person with Type 2 diabetes is switched from oral medication to insulin, they arrive at the pharmacy "worried" about whether their diabetes is getting worse. In this instance, people shouldn't "worry." Sometimes the body just stops making its own insulin, so injectable insulin becomes essential. In other words, it doesn't mean a person is getting "worse." The goal for treatment is to get the blood sugar down with the most effective treatment possible.