For those who think that T2 is "curable" with diet, a pill and exercise, I recommend you read the article about insulin and T2 put forth by DiabetesConnect. You will see a small list of the uses of insulin for T2s.
The article states that insulin is used for T2s who don't have success with an oral medication and/or have damage to the pancreas where it is not desirable to force the pancreas to squeeze out more insulin, thus putting extra stress on the already damaged organ.
As a medical proffesional and a PWD2, I find it discouraging that people are so against using insulin. Insulin is being used more often in us T2s because it gives the patient more control and it doesn't put any more demands on the damaged pancreas which leads to eventual insulin use anyway.
But my biggest concern is that people are suggesting to others that insulin use in T2s is undesirable and that if someone just exercises and eats right, T2 diabetes will go away. This is a dangerously faulty premise.
Insteady of passing on uneducated advice, can't we just support each other? This disease is bad enough all on its own.
Do we really need to be drawing a line in the sand that says who is a "real" diabetic and who isn't?
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