An Introduction to Insulin
 

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Using Insulin
The Need for Insulin
When the Body is Well
What Happens to Your Body
Types of insulin
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When the body is working well

Starting insulin doesn't mean you've done something wrong or that you haven't been doing a good job managing your diabetes. Let's look at what happens in the body when it is working well.


Image showing beta cells in your pancreas make insulin. Your pancreas is located below and behind the stomach.
Image showing the food you eat is converted to blood glucose.
Image showing blood glucose enters the cells for energy. Insulin is the key that lets glucose into the cells.
Image showing extra glucose is stored in the muscles and liver.
Image showing glucose levels run low before meals and overnight. When blood glucose levels run low, stored glucose is released.

   
 

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