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  • Benefits of insulin

    Benefits of insulin

    Insulin is the oldest medication used to treat diabetes, and has the fewest side effects ... Play Video
  • How insulin works

    How insulin works

    Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas. It controls the amount of glucose in your... Play Video
  • How to store insulin

    How to store insulin

    Insulin is like most medications-it can be damaged if it gets too hot or too cold ... Play Video
  • Types of Insulin

    Types of Insulin

    We all have our own day-to-day routines, and that means the same injection schedule won't work... Play Video
  • Side effects

    Side effects

    If you miss a dose, or don't take enough insulin, the result can be high blood glucose levels... Play Video
  • Why insulin doesn't come in a pill

    Why insulin doesn't come in a pill

    Have you ever wondered why insulin doesn't come in a pill? Play Video
  • I feel like a failure

    I feel like a failure

    Since Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be managed without taking insulin, many people feel like... Play Video
  • I'm afraid my life is changing forever

    I'm afraid my life is changing forever

    Starting insulin is an adjustment, because you need to change the way you care for your... Play Video
  • I'm worried about having a hypoglycemic reaction

    I'm worried about having a hypoglycemic reaction

    Hypoglycemia can be scary when it strikes, because you can feel dizzy and shaky without... Play Video
  • I'm afraid of needles

    I'm afraid of needles

    Giving yourself a needle is a lot more comfortable than most people think ... Play Video
  • Do I really need to be on insulin?

    Do I really need to be on insulin?

    Since it's possible for some people with Type 2 diabetes to live their whole life without... Play Video
  • Why do I suddenly need to be on insulin?

    Why do I suddenly need to be on insulin?

    When your doctor told you they were putting you on insulin, you probably thought, "Why now?"... Play Video
  • Can I skip meals?

    Can I skip meals?

    Skipping a meal probably wasn't a big deal for you before you developed diabetes. You might... Play Video
  • What is cloudy insulin?

    What is cloudy insulin?

    Insulins can be clear or cloudy, depending on the type you are taking ... Play Video
  • Do I have to disclose my diabetes to my employer?

    Do I have to disclose my diabetes to my employer?

    Does your prospective employer need to know you have diabetes, or do you have the right not to... Play Video
  • How do I stay on a schedule?

    How do I stay on a schedule?

    When you have diabetes, a schedule is important ... Play Video
  • How do I travel safely in a car?

    How do I travel safely in a car?

    When you have diabetes, there are a few things to keep in mind whenever you buckle up ... Play Video
  • How will my exercise regime change?

    How will my exercise regime change?

    Exercise plays a big role in the balance of insulin and blood glucose, because it affects both... Play Video
  • What happens when I change timezones?

    What happens when I change timezones?

    When you travel to a different time zone, it can throw your eating and sleeping schedules out... Play Video
  • What happens when I get a cold or flu?

    What happens when I get a cold or flu?

    Getting a cold or the flu makes you feel miserable. But when you have diabetes, a simple... Play Video
  • What should I know before getting on an airplane?

    What should I know before getting on an airplane?

    All vacations require you to plan ahead. But when you have diabetes, there are a few more... Play Video
  • Will I be addicted to insulin forever?

    Will I be addicted to insulin forever?

    Many people with diabetes who take insulin wonder if they will be taking it forever ... Play Video
  • I'm nervous about injecting myself

    I'm nervous about injecting myself

    When you first start giving yourself insulin injections, it can be a little scary ... Play Video
  • Is it safe to take insulin that has frozen?

    Is it safe to take insulin that has frozen?

    Insulin freezes almost as easily as water, and can be damaged by too much heat, so it's... Play Video
  • How do I dispose of my needles?

    How do I dispose of my needles?

    If you don't dispose of needles properly, they can be dangerous to other people and to the... Play Video
  • Where do I inject my insulin?

    Where do I inject my insulin?

    Injecting in the same spot repeatedly can lead to pain, lumps and poor insulin absorption ... Play Video
  • What are the different types of insulin?

    What are the different types of insulin?

    When patients received the very first insulin injections back in the 1920s, there was only one... Play Video
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