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Which treatment is better for a diabetic patient, insulin or medicine?


Deeksha Khare says

Insulin is a medicine. If you are a Type I diabetic (juvenile diabetes)you must have insulin or your cells cannot transport glucose into themselves and you will get what is known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis which is fatal if not treated with insulin, fluids and often electrolytes. Type 2 diabetes is usually a maturity onset diabetes and they actually have too much insulin, but their body is resistant. There are many medicines to assist glucose control in Type 2 diabetes, but many Type 2 diabetics end up on insulin as a medication to get better control. Losing weight and gastric bypass actually have been known to reverse this kind of diabetes.