Why so many type 2 patients shun insulin

One in four people with type 2 diabetes are not willing to use insulin, according to research released by Diabetes Australia.

There are nearly 1.1 million Australians diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and over 250,000 of these are prescribed insulin.

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) study found 70% of patients wrongly believe insulin will make their condition worse.

"For example they might be concerned that insulin might cause complications of diabetes and this might be because they might have a family member or friend who went on to