02-Why I need insulin?

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When you eat food, your body turns most of the food you eat into glucose (a kind of sugar).

cle-1Insulin is the key that allows this glucose to enter all the cells of your body and be used as energy.

If you have diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use
it properly, so the glucose builds up in your blood instead of moving into the cells. Too much glucose in the blood can lead to serious health problems.descro-vignette

Everybody with type 1 diabetes needs to take insulin to help control their blood sugar levels. The goal of taking insulin is to keep your blood sugar level as normal as possible so you stay healthy.