How Insulin Works
Insulin in Your Body
How do our bodies make and use insulin? What happens when insulin can't do its job?
Take a trip inside the body in this fascinating animated video "Insulin in Your
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Different types of insulin
Everyone has different needs. So there are different types of insulin. What's the best choice for your lifestyle and schedule? Talk to your doctor. He or she can help you find the insulin treatment that's right for you.
||How it works
||Starts to work in about 5 minutes and continues to work for up to 5 hours
|Regular or short-acting
||Begins to work within 30 minutes and continues working for 5 to 8 hours
||Usually begins to work in 2 to 4 hours and continues to work for
about 10 to 16 hours
||Begins to work in 2 to 4 hours and can work for 24 hours
||A mixture of two insulins in predetermined proportions. It combines an intermediate-acting insulin and a rapid- or short-acting insulin in one dose
Exercise, diet, and other diabetes treatments are all part of diabetes therapy. Speak with your healthcare professional to understand the appropriate treatment for controlling your blood sugar.
Important Safety Information About Insulin
The most common side effect of insulin is low blood sugar. Some people may experience
symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision, while some
experience no symptoms at all. That’s why it’s important to check your blood sugar
Insulin Frequently Asked Questions
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