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Types Of Insulin

Topic Overview Insulin is used to treat people who have diabetes. Each type of insulin acts over a specific amount of time. The amount of time can be affected by exercise, diet, illness, some medicines, stress, the dose, how you take it, or where you inject it. Insulin strength is usually U-100 (or 100 units of insulin in one millilitre of fluid). Short-acting (regular) insulin is also available in U-500. This is five times more concentrated than U-100 regular insulin. Long-acting insulin (glargine) is also available in U-300. This is three times more concentrated than U-100 long-acting insulin. Be sure to check the concentration of your insulin so you take the right amount. Insulin is made by different companies. Make sure you use the same type of insulin consistently. Types of insulinfootnote 1 Type Examples Appearance When it starts to work (onset) The time of greatest effect (peak) How long it lasts (duration) Rapid-acting Apidra (insulin glulisine) Clear 10-15 minutes 1-1.5 hours 3-5 hours Humalog (insulin lispro) Clear 10-15 minutes 1-2 hours 3.5-4.75 hours NovoRapid (insulin aspart) Clear 10-15 minutes 1-1.5 hours 3-5 hours Short-acting Humulin R, Novolin ge Toronto (insulin Continue reading >>

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  1. Bob_G

    My wife has type 2 diabetes and is on disability. But just a couple months ago she was dropped by her prescription insurance company. She uses Humalog and Lantus but even with a discount card we can't afford them. She spent a week in the hospital with ketoacetosis. So what are you wanting for the Humalog?

  2. Jamesh6565

    I have levamer and Humalog pens, that I could part with, if someone needshoot. I'm not able to work right now aND need to pay some bills as I have a 3 year old and a4 month old to take care of..


    You may can qualify for assistance directly from the pharmaceutical companies. It is worth a shot to see. Here is a list and the numbers/sites where you can contact them. Here is the assistance page:

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