Many people with diabetes are prescribed insulin, either because their bodies do not produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or do not use insulin properly (type 2 diabetes).

These insulins differ in how they are made, how they work in the body, and how much they cost. Your doctor will help you find the right type of insulin for your health needs and your lifestyle.

What About Insulin?

Although it is a common practice to try pills before insulin, you may start on insulin based on
several factors.

Insulin Basics

Learn how insulin works in the body, how it’s made, and which types are most commonly prescribed.

Insulin Routines

Find an insulin routine that will keep your blood glucose near normal, help you feel good, and fit your lifestyle.