Insulin use in type 2 diabetes is surrounded by many misconceptions and prejudices.
It was taught to many people, including myself, that using insulin as a treatment was a sign of failure.
It was something I remember being taught when I was born with gestational diabetes in two of the three pregnancies I had. As long as you exercised and ate right, I was taught that was a sign of success. However, taking diabetes medication or using insulin during your pregnancy indicates that you didn't do enough to control your numbers and you failed to succeed.
Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I have learned the truth about the use of insulin in type 2 diabetes:
💙 Insulin is not a sign of failure.
💙 Using insulin is not a sign a failure.
💙 You are not a failure for using insulin.
When insulin is used to manage your type 2 diabetes, your body simply needs a little extra help to achieve the target levels set by your healthcare provider to maintain optimal health.
My colleague, Corinna, wrote an article that really puts things into perspective:
❓What were some of the misconceptions you had about the use of insulin?
❓What are the takeaways that you have after reading the article?
Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments 👇🏾
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