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Insulin stimulates the cells of the body to absorb sugar (glucose) out of the blood. It also inhibits the production of glucose by the liver. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the body is resistant to the insulin the body does make.

All people with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin injections. Many people with type 2 diabetes -- those whose blood sugar can't be controlled with oral medication, diet, and exercise -- take insulin injections.

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