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How many years do the diabetic medicine tablets work on the body before you need insulin?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Depends
The answer depends on the individual's characteristics and circumstances.
Some people need Insulin right away while others might never need to be on Insulin and can be on orals forever. In general, the more weight you lose, the more active you are, the less likely you will need Insulin as your sole treatment.

In brief: Depends
The answer depends on the individual's characteristics and circumstances.
Some people need Insulin right away while others might never need to be on Insulin and can be on orals forever. In general, the more weight you lose, the more active you are, the less likely you will need Insulin as your sole treatment.
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