Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes vs type 1?

Insulin. Both can be treated with insulin. In general, type 2 requires more Insulin than type 1 (due to Insulin resistance).

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Are insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes or just type 1?

May be both. Insulin is definitely required for t1 diabetes. Many people will require Insulin for t2 diabetes if they don't lose weight to lower Insulin resistance, their pancreas fails with prolonged period of time, or the oral medication just isn't effective enough to control their glucose. Check w/your doctor. Read more...

Are insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes smaller doses than those needed for type 1?

Not necessarily. Often type ii patients who require Insulin will need larger doses than in type i diabetes. This is because of a tendency to Insulin resistance and obesity in type ii patients more so than in type i patients. Everyone is different, however, so that predicting for a particular patient is only a guess. Read more...

Insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes > type 1?

Depends. Depends on the severity of the disease but in general, the Insulin in a type 2 diabetics don't work well (insulin resistance), thus higher amount of Insulin is needed to produce the same amount of effect. Read more...
Insulin resistance. Patients with type 2 diabetes still make insulin, but they're resistant to it. Therefore, if someone with type 2 becomes Insulin dependent, very commonly the doses may be higher than those used in patients with type 1 diabetes. Read more...

Just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two days ago. At er blood sugar was 325. they started insulin and discharged. Sugar now 470 but been taking meds?

Too high. Yu certainly have DM that is not controlled at this time. Over 400 is too high and if persists, you will need to go to the emergency room. Call your Dr. ASAP and get in for an evaluation and adjustment of medication, dietary counseling, and advice on Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Basically, you need to establish care with a Doctor who will provide you with continuity of care and DM management. Read more...

I was diagnose with type 2 diabetes about a month now, im on insulin and im not coping with the change very well. Some advice please?

Tell your doctor. If you are having problems, tell your doctor. If you are type 2, there are other treatment choices beside insulin. If your doctor know you are having problem, you might need a change until you're ready. Read more...
Type 2 . First we need to establish why you are type 2 and on Insulin only. There are multiple oral medications and injectable rather than Insulin be use before insulin. Insulin is usually needed in the initial management of high glucose in type 2 until the pancreas recovers back some function. Glucose is toxic to the pancreas. Then blood glucose testing frequency depend on the use of oral versus insulin. Read more...

I have type 2 diabetes, my sugars are 180 today, at what point would I need to consider insulin?

Many possibilities. There are many steps to be considered before insulin. Can you lose weight and improve exercise? Are you only on metformin? What is your a1c? If you are 28, you should be trying to get your a1c less than 7.5. Diet, weight loss, exercise, metformin, other oral agents, treating other conditions. If that does not work, then a consideration of insulin. Read more...

Dad has type 2 diabetes. Hes been on metformin and something else for years. Now hes on insulin and much better. But I thought insulin is for type 1?

No. Insulin is definitely mandatory for Type 1 diabetes because they don't make insulin. In Type 2 diabetes mellitus, they are not sensitive to insulin so we use pills to get rid of the excess sugar but also use insulin to treat as well because effectively, they are not making enough insulin to overcome the insensitivity. It is very common to use insulin in Type 2 if uncontrolled with pills. Read more...

Why would type 2 diabetes be treated with insulin?

High glucose. In the early stages, t2dm can be treated with diet and wt loss. Wt loss is always good, but next step are drugs that target the core defect: Insulin resistance, poor Insulin response to meals with drugs like metformin, actos, januvia (sitagliptin). In time, that may not work either, and then you need to use insulin. Wt loss may work to get you off insulin. Read more...