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Mon Oct 11 19:05:14 EDT 2010

Is there any insulin that can be taken only when you eat only?
Asked By: olirosa  
Category: Insulin

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2010-10-14 19:49:53.0

There are three kinds of insulin you can take when you eat to help lower your blood sugar levels. They are lispro, aspart, and glusine insulin (also known by their trade names, Humalog, Novolog, and Apidra). All of these insulin types will start to work in about 15minutes and reach their peak effectiveness around 60-90 minutes and last for around 3-4 hours. I would recommend talking to your doctor about trying one of these to help lower your blood sugar after you eat. I would also recommend talking to a dietician or diabetes educator to learn how to count carbs, so you can match your insulin dose to what you eat. Hope this information helps. You can find more information and a handy insulin chart here at dLife by clicking on the 'Blood Sugar' tab on the left side of the screen and then clicking on the insulin tab.
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