Why Do I Need Insulin If I Have Type 2 Diabetes?

January 14, 2020 0 By Jose Scott

Hello, I am Ty Mason of thediabetescouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I want to talk about the whether or
not you need diabetes medication. After you watch the video today, I invite
you check out the description box for my new ebook. This is one of the most comprehensive diabetes
meal planning book you can find. It contains diabetes friendly meals/recipes,
recipes for different goals such as 800-1800 calories per day meal plan, diabetes meal
planning tips and tricks. There are also tons of diabetes friendly recipes
for everyone! Let’s first start off by saying you may
not need insulin if you have Type 2 diabetes. We know Type 1 is insulin dependent, but not
all Type 2’s have to have insulin. At least at the start. Many Type 2’s can get by early on with oral
medications. Some can even get by with diet and exercise
at the beginning. So it is not a forgone conclusion tat you
must take insulin. However, at some point you probably will. Why? Well, to put it simply your body cannot use
the insulin that it makes properly or it doesn’t make enough insulin. Many with Type 2 can keep their blood glucose
in a healthy range without medications (either oral diabetes medications or insulin injections)
if they lose weight and keep their weight down, are regularly physically active, and
follow a meal plan that helps them keep portion sizes under control and helps them spread
the amount of carbohydrate they eat at each meal throughout the day. So you may not have to take any meds for your
diabetes. The key to managing your diabetes is to lose
weight and regular exercise. And this isn’t something you try for a month. This is a life long commitment. It can be done, but many fail
Eventually, many people with type 2 diabetes find that despite their best efforts, weight
control, exercise and diet aren’t enough to keep their blood glucose in a healthy range. This is not unusual. One theory is that some people’s insulin-producing
cells just get tired out from having to produce more and more insulin because their cells
are resistant to the effects of insulin. While it is NOT an absolute that you will
have to take insulin injections at some point in your life, the vast majority do. What you must understand that this is something
you can handle. You may not think you can inject yourself
every day with a needle, but after time, it just becomes something you do. And you do it, so you can live a relatively
normal life. It is not something to fear, but to accept
and make the necessary changes in your life to stay as healthy as possible. .Don’t forget to get my new ebook and please,
subscribe to our channel for many more videos like this one in the future. Thanks for watching. I am Ty Mason.