Insulin Ineffective as a Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

If you have type 1 diabetes, taking insulin is an appropriate course of action because your body can’t produce it on its own. Therefore, you need injected insulin to survive.

However, if you have type 2 diabetes, you’re better off not taking insulin. Here’s why.

Insulin Causes Weight Gain

One of the worst side effects of using insulin for type 2 diabetes treatment is weight gain—one of the key risk factors that lead to type 2 diabetes in the first place.

This is insane! Type 2 diabetes treatment with insulin is like treating alcoholics with martinis!

Insulin makes overweight patients gain more weight, and this excess weight drives blood sugar up even more. Seeing this, doctors usually respond by increasing the insulin dose, which in turn drives weight and blood sugar still higher. Before long, the patient is taking an obscene amount of insulin and doesn’t have a prayer of controlling his or her ballooning weight.

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