There isn’t a cure for diabetes, but it can be treated. The medicine you’re given depends on your condition and lifestyle. It’s important that you learn about the medicine you take. You should make sure you know:
- the name of your medicine
- when and how much to take
- how it works
- any possible side effects and how it could affect other medicine you take.
If you have type 1 diabetes, insulin will be part of your medication.
If you have type 2 diabetes, you might need to take insulin if your condition can’t be treated well enough with tablets.