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What is insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes?

Insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes involves injecting (usually with a very small needle just under the skin) either a harvested or manufactured insulin hormone which is responsible for assisting the body to uptake and utilize sugar from the blood. Typically insulin therapy for people with type 2 diabetes is reserved for those who are not able to control their blood sugar with other types of medications.

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