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A 44-year-old member asked:

What blood sugar reading do diabetics need to go on to insulin?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
No absolute value: Hi. That's an overly simplistic question. I must assume (hate to do that) that we're talking type 2 here. It depends on what other diabetes medications the patient is on. Often other non-insulin meds can be used before insulin. Nothing is more effective than insulin at bringing sugar down, but other drugs may be perfectly adequate without the risk of hypoglycemia that comes with insulin. Good luck
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Do i need insulin when my blood sugar levels are normal?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Yes: The reason your blood sugars are normal is because of the insulin. Stopping it will cause your diabetes to be uncontrolled and pose a serious threat to your health.
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