An important part in people with diabetes is insulin therapy whether you are facing type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes because it plays a very important role in your blood sugar level to stay in safe ranges
How important is insulin for the body?
The importance of insulin in your body can be understood better in the people with diabetes because of the all the complications they face in the absence of insulin it helps in:
After eating your food, it breaks into glucose, important for body energy. then it enters your bloodstream now if here if your body is not producing enough insulin the blood is not able to remove excess amount of sugar which leads to some serious health issues.
If the insulin is high then your body is able to store extra glucose in the form of energy in the liver or muscle in the form of glycogen so whenever the insulin levels are low your body is able to use the stored amount of energy but with diabetes, your body is not able to store it, there is no enough insulin that is the reason you might feel hungry all the time or low on energy. The glucose level keeps raising in diabetes if you eat you can see it with your Freestyle Libre 2 CGM the reason is low on insulin to help move the sugar into the body.in the case of type 1 diabetes, they produce very less or no insulin but in people with type 2 diabetes, their body doesn’t use the insulin properly.
Patients with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin on a daily basis, often up to four or five times. They may utilize a pump to supply insulin, in which case a new cannula (a very small plastic tube) is inserted underneath the skin every 2 to 3 days.Freestyle Libre 2 helps a lot in managing your blood sugar levels through food, and physical exercise to reduce insulin therapy but when the medication and pills are no longer successful at controlling blood glucose levels, patients with type 2 diabetes may need to start using insulin.
It can be daunting to have to start injecting insulin. Injecting insulin,on the other hand, is far less difficult than most people believe. There are a variety of devices that can help in insulin delivery. Pen needles, like cannulas, are extremely fine. People who require insulin frequently feel better once they begin.
If you must begin using insulin, your doctor and diabetes nurse educator can provide education and support. They will instruct you on:
Use insulin only if: