Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-05-28

Q.

Do all Type 2' s eventually require insulin?

I' ve heared that all type2' s eventually progress to the stage of necessitating the administration of insulin. True or False?

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

We know that type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease and therefore may need more medication. Several factors can however play a role - such as being overweight and not exercising. It may be, that if a patient with diabetes looses weight and start with an exercise programme, that they may not need insulin. The control of the diabetes will determine if a type 2 diabetic patient will need insulin. Insulin should be viewed as a way of management of type 2 diabetes and not as a last resort - in some studies it was used very early in the management of type 2 diabetes with good results.

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