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I do not want to start insulin. My friend who started insulin now has to stay on it forever.
This is true to all patients with type 1 diabetes and partially true to certain people with type 2 diabetes. For patients with type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin and so will need   more
Why are Asian Americans more susceptible than Caucasians to develop type 2 diabetes? I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Our current understanding is that people of Asian descent have less resistance to the harmful effect of weight gain. So, changes in metabolism resulting from even a small amount of weight gain can significantly throw off glucose balance in the body. In addition, the ability to produce insulin appears to be more limited in people of Asian descent who are at risk for developing diabetes. In contrast, Caucasians can withstand more weight gain before they develop high glucose levels.
Regardless of your ethnic background, many studies across the world have shown that exercising regularly, reducing body weight and consuming a healthy diet are truly effective in preventing and controlling diabetes.