Diabetes - insulin therapy

Diabetes - insulin

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to help the body use and store glucose (sugar). Glucose is a source of fuel for the body.

In people with diabetes, the body cannot regulate the amount of glucose in the blood (called glycemia or blood sugar). Insulin therapy can help some people with diabetes maintain their blood sugar levels.

Insulin pump

Various styles of insulin pumps may be utilized by people with diabetes to inject insulin into the body in a controlled, more convenient and discreet manner.

Insulin production and diabetes

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is necessary for cells to be able to use blood sugar.


Insulin Doses and Types

Ways to Take Insulin

Points to Remember

When to Call the Doctor