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I was on oral medication from past 5 years but now my doctor has asked me to start with insulin, why do i need to start with insulin?

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Deeksha Khare says

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. · Long-term insulin is required when most of the beta cells of the pancreas are destroyed and hence are unable to produce insulin. · During pregnancy · During and after a major surgery · Recurrent and serious infections like pneumonia.