Years ago, insulin was the treatment that specialists recommended when diabetes had reached its final stage. Today, this is among the first significant steps that medical organizations worldwide advise to begin early in the disease, said Dr. Ernen Stern, the head of an Israeli diabetes treatment clinic.
His discoveries are listed below, which are the most common misconceptions about insulin.
#1. You can gain weight from insulin
In fact, old varieties of the medicine have indeed led to obesity as a side effect, but to date, it cannot be considered that therapies that resemble the natural degradation of the substance results in weight gain.
#2. Insulin causes hypoglycemia
This statement contains a dose of truth, but again, as there is no indication that this new generation insulin, which scientists call a basal, lowers blood sugar to such an extent that it is dangerous to the patient’s life. Basal insulin mimics the production of the hormone in a natural way, which effectively reduces the risk of hypoglycemia.
#3. Insulin injection undermines the life of diabetics
Many believe that a diabetic patient should subdue his or her life entirely to an insulin regimen. Many patients themselves limit their contacts and pleasures in their lives because they are afraid they will not be able to have the next dose of insulin on time, causing much fear.
In fact, the pharmacy network already offers products that are able to maintain blood sugar levels within reasonable limits over a 24-hour period, eliminating many constraints.
#4. Insulin injections are painful
The fear of daily insulin injections scares many diabetics. In fact, dosing is not a painful manipulation at all.
#5. It is best to delay hormone therapy
Insulin injection causes many people to feel sick because this is the attitude of the people around them. Therefore, hormone therapy is perceived as one last exit that will not bring anything good.
In fact, insulin has already been named the primary method of maintaining the lives of diabetic sufferers, which should not be perceived as the ultimate option.