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What Are Insulin Injections?

Insulin Injections

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Insulin is an important hormone that keeps your body working. If the body doesn't make enough of this substance, a person might need to get insulin injections, or shots. There are many types of injectable insulin, both short- and long-acting. Most people with diabetes take insulin injections based on their blood glucose levels, according to a plan that they've worked out with their doctor.