Also, when type 2s go on insulin, they initially usually go on just a basal insulin, at least at first. A lot of them never need to go on the meal time insulin, provided they are willing to limit the carbs in their diet. Hypos from just the basal insulin are much less common than those from miscalculated meal time insulin, so any risk is pretty low.
Any good doctor would have a patient starting basal insulin start at a very conservative level, then gradually titrate the dose up to a level that keeps the BG at a decent point fasting and before meals. Patients can sometimes get themselves in trouble if they get too impatient and try to increase the dose too much at a time.
And if you should ever need to go on meal time insulin, it can be used quite safely if one takes the time to learn what one is doing. At that point, just ask on these boards and someone will give you some of the best current resources to check out and learn the ropes. But I’m assuming that could be years, maybe even decades from now.