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Type 2 Diabetes occurs when your pancreas does not produce enough insulin and your body is...Play Video
If your doctor recommends you start insulin, you might think "If I'm now on insulin, do I have Type 1 diabetes instead of Type 2 diabetes?" Just because you take insulin doesn't mean you have Type 1 diabetes. You're diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when your pancreas produces little or no insulin, and you need multiple insulin injections every day. You're diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when your pancreas produces little insulin, and your body is resistant to the insulin it makes. Not everyone with Type 2 diabetes needs insulin injections, but because pancreas function gets worse over time, you may need to start insulin at some point.