Your passion for healthy living brought you here - let's keep talking!

Sign up for our FREE Healthy Living newsletter to get the latest health news, nutrition tips, special offers, and delicious recipes from Health.com

X

5 Types of Insulin and How They Work

If you have to take insulin to treat diabetes, there’s good news: You have choices. There are five types of insulin. They vary by onset (how soon they start to work), peak (how long they take to kick into full effect) and duration (how long they stay in your body).
insulin-need-to-know

Credit: Getty Images

prev1 of 8

What you need to know

by Denise Mann

If you have to take insulin to treat diabetes, there’s good news: You have choices.

There are five types of insulin. They vary by onset (how soon they start to work), peak (how long they take to kick into full effect) and duration (how long they stay in your body).

You may have to take more than one type of insulin, and these needs may change over time (and can vary depending on your type of diabetes).

Find out more about the insulin types best for you.

Next: Rapid-acting insulin

Previous
Next
» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!

More Ways to Connect with Health
Advertisement