Categories of Insulin

  1. This type of insulin begins acting within 15 minutes
    Peak: 0.5-3 hours
    Duration: 3-5 hours
    Rapid-Acting
  2. Examples of Rapid-Acting Insulin
    Humalog, Novolog, Apidra
  3. This type of insulin reaches the bloodstream within 30 minutes
    Peak: 2-3 hours
    Duration: 3-6 hours
    Regular or Short-acting
  4. Examples of Regular or Short-Acting Insulin
    Humulin R, Novolin R
  5. This type of insulin reaches the bloodstream in 2-4 hours 
    Peak: 4-10 hours
    Duration: 10-16 hours
    Used in combination with rapid or regular insulin
    Intermediate-Acting
  6. Examples of Intermediate-Acting Insulin
    Humulin N, Novolin N
  7. This type of insulin mimics natural basal insulin secretion and starts working in 1.5 hours
    Peak: "peakless"
    Duration: Up to 24 hours
    Supplemented with boluses of rapid or short acting for meals
    Long-Acting/Basal
  8. Examples of Long-Acting or Basal Insulin
    Lantus, Levemir
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Categories of Insulin
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