Explaining Type Two Diabetes, Insulin and Treatments

Diabetes is complicated! If you’ve recently been diagnosed with type two diabetes, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed, but please remember that you’re not alone! This article helps you to understand your diagnosis of type two diabetes, the role of insulin in maintaining proper blood sugar levels, and the best way to select medications that lower your A1C and help you lose weight. Everything about type two diabetes has to do with the effective use of insulin. “Type two diabetes” essentially means that your body isn’t producing enough insulin or isn’t using insulin properly. By the time a person is officially diagnosed with type two diabetes, their body has probably been losing its insulin function or decreasing its insulin supply for a long time, so your doctors will work with you to help preserve as much pancreatic beta function as possible, thereby allowing you to postpone the use of insulin for as long as possible.