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Insulin Therapy Indications

Dr. Mobeen Syed discusses the conditions in which one should consider starting insulin. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the body does not make enough insulin to control blood sugar levels. It occurs due to the destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The peak age of diagnosis of the type 1 diabetes mellitus patients is before puberty. All the type 1 diabetes mellitus patients need insulin therapy, keep in mind that these patients are usually lean and young. Type II diabetes mellitus patients are hesitant to improve their diet. Ensure that it is insulin-resistant diabetes mellitus, in which pancreatic B cells start burning out, and the remaining cells can not make enough insulin for the body's need. Probably after 10-15 years of the onset of type II diabetes mellitus, the patients will need to go on insulin. The following topics have discussed: * Introduction to type 1 diabetes mellitus * Drug for type 1 diabetes mellitus * Introduction to type II diabetes mellitus * Oral drugs for type II diabetes mellitus * Insulin therapy indications * Conditions for starting insulin therapy