You’re not alone. It’s normal to feel worried and anxious about insulin.
Remember that insulin is a natural hormone that used to be automatically produced by your pancreas. Your pancreas made just enough insulin at just the right time. Developing diabetes prevents the pancreas from doing its job. Since insulin was discovered in 1921, it’s been a lifesaving medication for people with diabetes. It is the main hormone in your body that lowers blood sugars. Keeping blood sugars in a safe range prevent complications of the eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart.
It’s most important to learn how to use insulin safely and effectively.
- How to use an insulin pen instructions
- Watch this video on how to use an insulin pen
- Booklet: Insulin Basics: Starting Insulin, Using Insulin Effectively