5 Types of Insulin and How They Work
What it’s called: Lantus (glargine), Levemir (detemir)
Long-acting insulin has an onset of one hour, and lasts for 20 to 26 hours with no peak.
This insulin type tends to cover your insulin needs for a full day. It is often taken at bedtime.
“These long-acting insulin provide 24-hour coverage, and have been helpful at achieving good blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes with just one shot,” Dr. Chandalia says.
Next: Pre-mixed insulin
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