Importance of Insulin Therapy and Diabetes

Insulin therapy is critically important for people with diabetes because it helps them to balance blood sugar levels. Our bodies use insulin to convert blood sugar into usable energy. Diabetes causes your body to either not produce enough insulin, or to not adequately use insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels.

Fast Facts:

  • Without insulin therapy, people with diabetes can develop more serious complications caused by high blood sugar levels.
  • Type 1 diabetes occurs when certain cells do not produce insulin the way they should.
  • Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body develops a resistance to insulin.
  • Insulin is usually used to treat type 1 diabetes, but may also be used for type 2 diabetes when other treatments have failed.