Mar 16, 2018
Insulin is started in people with type 2 diabetes in the following conditions: Short-term insulin therapy is required in people with type 2 diabetes who have HbA1c of 9% or above and are symptomatic. It is seen that it helps in achieving better sugar control. Â· Long-term insulin is required when most of the beta cells of the pancreas are destroyed and hence are unable to produce insulin. Â· During pregnancy Â· During and after a major surgery Â· Recurrent and serious infections like pneumonia.