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Will I be addicted to insulin forever?

Many people with diabetes who take insulin wonder if they will be taking it forever. The reality is that your doctor put you on insulin for a reason. It was because your pancreas wasn't producing enough insulin to keep your glucose levels under control, and it needed a little medical assistance. By eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, you can bring your blood glucose level to a point where you are required to take less insulin. But you will probably always need to take at least a little insulin.

Last modified: 2012-03-06