Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Taking Insulin

Starting insulin is a significant change to how you manage diabetes. Here are a few things I wished I’d known when making this transition.

By Corinna Cornejo

What’s the Solution to Skyrocketing Insulin Costs?

The Endocrine Society issued a statement imploring manufacturers, pharmacies, insurers, and others to lower out-of-pocket expenses for insulin.

By Diane Domina

Stopping Diabetes Medications: Risks and Rewards

It can be tempting to stop taking type 2 diabetes medication. Learn about the risks of discontinuing your medicine and ways to possibly reduce the need for them.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Diabetes in History

Learn about the origins of diabetes in history and how treatment has developed over the years and changed our modern understanding of the disease.

By Eileen Bailey

What You Need to Know About Older, Lower-Cost Insulin

Older insulins are a low-cost alternative to expensive new insulins. Learn about NPH and Regular insulins, where to get them, and how to use them.

By Mary Shomon

How Does High Intensity Insulin Treatment Affect The Heart?

Managing diabetes and heart health may require less intense insulin treatment. Learn about different treatments approaches and how they may affect the heart.

By Gretchen Becker

Bad Insulin: When to Toss the Vial

Learn how to tell when insulin is no longer usable and when it’s time to throw it away.

By William Quick, M.D.

When You Can’t Afford Insulin: Options and Advice

Insulin therapy for diabetes can become extremely expensive. Learn more about the different options that can help you with the cost of this life-saving drug.

By Mary Shomon

Understand Your Insulin Treatment Plan

Learn about the different types of insulin, how to make a treatment plan, what to do if you forget a dose, and the risks of not taking your prescribed insulin.

By Mary Shomon

True or False: Myths vs. Facts About Insulin

Can you seperate the myths from the facts about insulin? Try this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about insulin.

By Allison Bush