How do you take insulin? Diabetes Home Insulin How do you take insulin? How insulin makes energy Taking insulin Every one with type 1 diabetes takes insulin. Some people with type 2 diabetes take insulin. Your diabetes doctors will help you. Your doctor will tell you how much insulin to take. and what time you must take your insulin. Your doctor or diabetes nurse educator will show you how to inject insulin with a needle. or how to use your insulin pump. Watch our video on taking insulin here. Back Diabetes Home Next This is general information. Talk to your doctor for information made for you.