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.

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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...

In type 2 diabetes /insulin dependent how are the chances of diabetis being resolved?

It depends..... It depends on the weight, beta-cell function, and of course, genetics. I have had patients lose a ton of weight and come off Insulin and a lot of diabetic meds. If your pancreas beta cells are still functional (c-peptide ) and continue to make insulin, then losing weight could help. "ressolved" or "cured"? ....There is no cure for dm. Losing weight helps. Go see your doctor and find out. 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...

Do kids need insulin pumps if they have type 2 diabetes?

No. A child with type 2 diabetes should not need Insulin nor pumps, unless he is very far along in his disease. Usually, a child gets obese by eating too many calories, and gets pre-diabetes (type 2); which can be resolved with proper diet and exercise. If pre-diabetes advances to diabetes, then the child needs medications (plus proper diet and exercise). If that plan fails, then Insulin is added. Read more...
With insulin needs. Kids with type 2 diabetes may eventually become Insulin dependent. Under those circumstances an Insulin pump may be an appropriate way to deliver insulin. Your endocrinologist will be very helpful in discussing this with you. Read more...

When taking insulin for type 2 diabetes is chromium effective?

May be. In fewer studies chromium shown to be effective in controlling blood sugars. Check with your doctor discuss side effects and if you are the appropriate candidate for this. Read more...
Usually not. Chromium effect on sugar modest changes in diet, exercise, Insulin usually outweight benefits that one can see with chromium. Read more...

Can there be a surgery for type 2 diabetes to temporarily stop the need of insulin?

No, unless obese. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of Insulin resistance (insulin made by the pancreas does not work correctly) as well as decreased production of Insulin by the pancreas. The only surgery that can help this is bariatric surgery to help lose weight if you are significantly obese. Read more...
Surgery for Diabetes. There is no known surgery for stopping the need for insulin. If you are obese then gastric bypass may help. Read more...

What complication occurs when a patient with type 2 diabetes takes too much insulin?

Low blood glucose. The medical term is hypoglycemia. This is a dangerous condition that can lead to mental status changes, and rarely, death. Work closely with your doctor to get on the best insulin regimen. . Read more...