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What Is Rapid Or Fast-acting Insulin?

You may take rapid acting or fast acting insulin (also known as insulin analogues) for your diabetes, either through injections prior to your meals, or in your insulin pump. You may use it alone, or in combination with other insulins and diabetes medications, including injections and pills. In a person without diabetes, the pancreas puts out small amounts of insulin, continuously bringing down blood sugars to a normal level with no difficulty. When a person has diabetes, they may not make any insulin, as occurs in Type 1 Diabetes. They may make some insulin, but it’s not working well, and it’s just not enough to bring blood sugars into a normal range, as occurs in Type 2 Diabetes. When there is no insulin, or not enough insulin, the goal is to try to simulate what the body normally does to bring down blood sugars through injections of insulin, inhaled insulin, or via an insulin pump. To do this, rapid or fast acting insulin must be taken in relation to food that is eaten in many cases. Not everyone with diabetes must take insulin to control their blood sugars, though. Let’s learn how Christie uses rapid acting insulin… Christie’s story Christie has had Type 1 Diabetes for Continue reading >>

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  1. MCS

    This may seem simple, but when do you get off the Lantus. I took my last injection yesterday morning. My numbers have been as good or even better than yesterday. So how do you know when to quit?

  2. howdysf

    I didn't think you were ever supposed to quit.. but I'm type 1....

  3. rak1978

    Were you going low on the lantus? What was your reasoning for not taking it today? I seem to remember someone mentioning a residual effect of lantus on another thread, but I could be wrong.

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