This fact sheet provides information on concerns about starting insulin (for people with type 2 diabetes). It’s common for people with type 2 diabetes to need a combination of medicines for treatment. Insulin is effective for reducing high blood glucose levels. Even so, many people with type 2 diabetes have concerns or feel anxious about starting insulin. If you feel this way, you are not alone. There are many things you can do to adjust to this new way of managing your diabetes.