San Francisco Diabetes Resources

I’m afraid to use insulin

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. 

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