How insulin helps you
Many people with diabetes don't realize that insulin can actually help them to feel healthier. How? Insulin reduces high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can make you feel sluggish, thirsty and tired - especially after you eat a big meal. High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, can also cause muscle pain and stiffness, or even sexual dysfunction.
Soon after starting insulin therapy, most people notice that they:
- Have more energy
- Urinate less frequently at night
- Feel less thirsty
- Have less muscle aches and pains
- Feel more confident about being able to control their blood sugar levels
How? Insulin reduces high blood sugar levels.