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Sat Dec 31 11:43:14 EST 2011

What is analog? I'm a diabetic educator as well as male nurse
Asked By: oceanic58  
Category: Type 2

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I'm working in hospital as a diabetic educator
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2012-01-03 19:46:57.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Perhaps you are considering insulin analog. An insulin analog refers to an altered form of the insulin secreted by the pancreas. It is different from what occurs in nature, but still available to the human body for performing the same action as human insulin in terms of glycemic control.

Examples of insulin analog include NPH, Lispro, and Aspart.

Learn more about different types of insulin!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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