Understanding Different Types of Insulin

Insulin is often called a miracle drug. It allows millions of people to safely manage their diabetes, and even saves lives.

But how well do you understand it? Do you know how it works? Do you know that there are four different types of insulin, and that a doctor might prescribe a patient with diabetes more than one type of insulin?

If you’ve had diabetes for a significant length of time, you likely answered yes to these questions.

However, there are still a lot of things you likely don’t understand about this essential hormone. Further, if you don’t have diabetes, but simply know and love someone who does, or are newly diagnosed, there’s likely a lot that you need to be filled in on. It’s time to study up!

That’s where the video below comes in. In it, you’ll learn all about how insulin functions in your body, and why it’s so important. Further, you’ll learn the difference between the types of insulin, and how they serve different purposes.

Take a look!


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