LemonJuice, you need not fear insulin.
I'm T2 for 15 years. I decided to start using insulin last June voluntarily, because I wanted to achieve non-diabetic BG profiles. It's an involved story, but the conclusion was that I was on the Omnipod insulin pump by the end of July, with a Dexcom G4 Continuous Glucose Monitor too.
It has literally changed my life. So much so, I am a rabid advocate of insulin therapy for all T2 diabetics, starting from diagnosis.
You have no idea what you're missing out on. Feeling great, almost all the time. Lots of energy. Clear, sharp thinking. More libido. Much more flexibility in how food fits in with your life. The ability to be much more "normal" in how you carry on your life as a T2.
I know this all sounds paradoxical, because my goodness, how can (for example) having to always carry around an insulin pen, needles, emergency sugar (I used skittles), and then having to does yourself before you eat be liberating?
Simply because it will free you from most of the restrictions that T2 places on you, that remind you in a negative way (usually by denying you participation -- i.e. that once-in-a-great-while cake and ice cream at a birthday party, for example). Or, you're hungry and need to eat (it's been 5 hours since breakfast), but your BG is 150. What to do?
As a T2 without insulin, you have few choices. With a pen of Humalog, you have almost no limitations. Inject the right amount to correct that 150 and cover whatever carbs you plan to eat for lunch, put it away, and go forward with a smile.
Injecting insulin has a social stigma in our culture that one has failed. That they are further enfeebled by now being dependent on insulin.
It's a myth, and an awful one. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is not enfeebling, it's empowering. Massively so. You will find plenty of other T2's like me on this site that are using insulin to help manager their T2, and you'll find that we all wish we had started sooner. Much sooner.
ADVICE: You doctor is probably going to suggest you just start with a long-acting like Lantus or Levimir, 1x a day. This is the standard protocol these days, and it is completely wrong.
Learn about carb counting, I:C ratios, correction factors, insulin stacking first. It's not complicated once you get up to speed. Then, tell your doctor what you want to do is be able to bolus for meal-time carbs, and corrections when your BG is high. For this you need a short-acting analog, like Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra.
Get on that program, and you don't need a long-acting basal. Your existing beta cells in your pancreas will continue to cover that for you. What you need as a T2 is a way to cover food carbs, and get your BG down when it's persistently high.