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  • Writer's pictureWayne Drury

Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin

What Does Insulin Do?

I often wondered after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, “was I going to have to take insulin?” Thankfully, my doctor said “no,” if I maintained my A1C under control with an appropriate treatment of diabetes and a diabetes diet to lower my blood sugar.

Sage advice, but nowhere could I find a roadmap about how to do that, and my journey began to learn about Insulin and its potential impacts on my body.

There are many myths about insulin for use with Type 2 diabetes. Following is a discussion on how insulin affects the body, part of a 3-part series to be delivered over the next week from Damndiabetes. And thanks to Amy Campbell, MS, RD, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator for this information.

Insulin and the Myths

In this age of misinformation, where do you turn for Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trust (E-A-T)? At Damndiabetes we do all the research for you and provide the information we trust, so you can trust it too.

We know there are many misconceptions about insulin, a couple being it can cause blindness or a loss of a limb. The experts all say, “simply not true.” In fact, for many who are at the extreme end of a diabetes treatment regime, insulin can be a life-saving treatment.

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Insulin, what is it?

Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas. Its main role is to control blood sugar, keeping it within a tightly controlled range in people who do not have diabetes.

When we eat, the pancreas normally goes to work, releasing insulin and signalling the muscles, fat and liver cells to take up glucose to be used as energy.

In cases other than with Type 2 diabetes, Insulin is also known as a “storage” hormone, it helps the body store excess glucose in the liver to be used later.

Type 2 diabetes

With Type 2 diabetes, the body resists insulin. The muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. They cannot easily take up glucose from the bloodstream and as a result, need higher levels of insulin.

Many people with type 2 diabetes can successfully manage their diabetes with a combination of lifestyle measures, including management of a diabetes diet, physical activity, and weight loss. The trick is staying on top of your diabetes management plan so that there is never a need to take insulin and that is where Damndiabetes comes in. We focus on the delivery of information and assistance based upon the principles of Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trust (E-A-T).


Managing diabetes is challenging at best. Understanding the basics of insulin and how it affects the body is an important first step and following, having information that is based upon the principles of E-A-T is information you should be able to trust. Never take anything for granted, your quality of life living with diabetes is dependent upon it and Damndiabetes is available to help every step of your journey.

Call us today and best wishes …

Wayne Drury was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than one year. He quickly discovered there was scant diabetes information providing a roadmap to a better quality of life living with diabetes.

With his passion for learning, helping, and providing Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trust (E-A-T) to the diabetes community, Damndiabetes began. A boutique firm in Vancouver, they live and breathe the consequences of treating diabetes daily. If you wish help with your diabetes management, are frustrated and have nowhere to turn, call on Damndiabetes and experience their EAT today. We are always happy to help.

Passion for diabetes knowledge is our centrepiece; EAT is what we deliver.

Disclaimer of Medical Advice: Statements and opinions expressed on this Website are those of the authors. The information does not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts or comments to replace consultations with your qualified healthcare professionals to

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