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Types of Insulin for People with Diabetes
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  • Rapid-acting: Usually taken before a meal to cover the blood glucose elevation from eating. This type of insulin is used with longer-acting insulin.
  • Short-acting: Usually taken about 30 minutes before a meal to cover the blood glucose elevation from eating. This type of insulin is used with longer-acting insulin.
  • Intermediate-acting: Covers the blood glucose elevations when rapid-acting insulins stop working. This type of insulin is often combined with rapid- or short-acting insulin and is usually taken twice a day.
  • Long-acting: This type of insulin is often combined, when needed, with rapid- or short-acting insulin. It lowers blood glucose levels when rapid-acting insulins stop working. It is taken once or twice a day.

A Guide on Insulin Types for People with Diabetes

Type Brand Name Onset
(length of time before
insulin reaches bloodstream)
Peak
(time period when
insulin is most effective)
Duration
(how long insulin
works for)
Rapid-acting Humalog
Novolog
Apidra
10 - 30 minutes
 
30 minutes - 3 hours 3 - 5 hours
Short-acting Regular (R) 30 minutes - 1 hour 2 - 5 hours Up to 12 hours
Intermediate-
acting
NPH (N) 1.5 - 4 hours 4 - 12 hours Up to 24 hours
Long-acting Lantus
Levemir
0.8 - 4 hours Minimal peak Up to 24 hours
 

 

Pub Time : 2018-06-12 08:39:36 >> News list
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