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Some of common types of insulin for diabetes are short-acting, rapid-acting, long-acting, intermediate-acting, and pre-mixed. The decision of your doctor about the best insulin for your diabetes is usually based on the following factors:
- The unique ability of your body to respond insulin.
- Your lifestyle factors !For example how much physical activities or workouts that you can do, or if you still drink alcohol, how much you drink it, etc – these factors can affect the processing insulin in your body.
- How often you are willing to take a blood test in checking the level of your blood sugar!
- How willing you are to take insulin a day?!
- How well you manage your blood sugar level?
- And your age and overall health – ask your doctor for in-depth information!
Here is the table (credit to WebMD) about types of insulin from some brands:
Note: ‘onset’ means the approximate length of time before the insulin goes & reaches the bloodstream and then start working to decrease the level of blood sugar – ‘peak’ means the approximate period of time when the insulin is at most powerful /effective in decreasing blood sugar level – and for ‘duration’, it points to the length of time for insulin continues working to decrease blood sugar level!