insulin Basics

A collection of resources designed to help you better understand insulin and how it can fit into everyday life

whether you make it, take it, or both,


Insulin is a hormone your body makes to use or store the sugar it gets from food. If you have type 1 diabetes, your body can’t make its own insulin. But if you have type 2 diabetes, your body can still make its own insulin; it just doesn’t use it as well or may not make enough.

When your body needs insulin, there are ways to help replace it. One of them is long-acting insulin.

insulin and its


Join Barry as he takes you through a day in the life of an insulin beginner and helps clear up some insulin misconceptions you may have along the way. Just watch the video below.



Join Michelle and Tony as they take you through their real-life transition to long-acting insulin for their type 2 diabetes, how they overcame their concerns about insulin, and how they’re living now.