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When diabetes progresses and your blood sugar can no longer be managed with diet or oral medications alone, insulin is the next step.

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Understanding the Side Effects of Insulin

Like other drugs, insulin can cause side effects. Here are some to watch out for.

12 Complications of Diabetes

Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels. This can lead to health problems. Keeping your blood sugar in your target ranges can help prevent or delay complications.

How Does Insulin Control Diabetes?

Insulin helps keep your blood sugar level within a healthy range.

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How Diabetes Meters Measure Glucose Levels

Your health care provider can tell you when and how often to check your own level.