“Can my Insulin be stopped” or “I don’t want to take insulin because if I start insulin, I will be dependent on insulin” or “One of my relatives was put on Insulin and he died of renal failure due to insulin” are some other frequent questions. Yes, insulin can be stopped. Insulin is not some drug of abuse that one becomes addicted to it. It is a hormone needed by the body to use blood glucose. Very frequently patients and their relatives blame insulin for diabetes-related complications like renal failure, loss of eyesight or even heart attacks. These are not because of Insulin. Such complications occur due to uncontrolled blood glucose levels for many years and patients try to avoid insulin when oral medicines for diabetes fails to work.