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8 Myths About Insulin

Rethink Insulin

Let’s face it: Insulin doesn’t have the best reputation. Some people think taking it will be difficult or scary. Others associate it with negative side effects. In reality, insulin can be an excellent way to help manage your diabetes and feel better. Learn the truth behind 8 common insulin myths.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  5. Diabetes Myths. National Diabetes Education Program. https://diabetesatwork.org/_files/factsheets/II_A_01_FS.PDF
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