INSULINS

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INSULIN DOSING

TYPES OF INSULINS

RAPID-ACTING
SHORT-ACTING
INTERMEDIATE-ACTING
LONG-ACTING
PRE-MIXED

INSULIN ACTION

Types of insulin (ADA)

  • Rapid-acting insulin, begins to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about one or two hours after injection, and last between two to four hours. Types: insulin aspart (Fiasp, NovoLog) Insulin glulisine (Apidra), and insulin lispro (Admelog, Humalog, Lyumjev)
  • Regular or short-acting insulin usually reaches the bloodstream within 30 minutes after injection, peaks anywhere from two to three hours after injection, and is effective for approximately three to six hours. Types: Human Regular (Humulin R, Novolin R, Velosulin R)
  • Intermediate-acting insulin generally reaches the bloodstream about two to four hours after injection, peaks four to 12 hours later, and is effective for about 12 to 18 hours. Types: NPH (Humulin N, Novolin N, ReliOn)
  • Long-acting insulin  reaches the bloodstream several hours after injection and tends to lower glucose levels up to 24 hours. Types: degludec (Tresiba), detemir (Levemir), and glargine (Basaglar, Lantus)
  • Ultra long-acting reaches the blood stream in six hours, does not peak, and lasts about 36 hours or longer. Types: glargine U-300 (Toujeo)

 

Insulin Basics

Novo Nordisk Instant Savings Card

LILLY Patient Assistance Program

ADA: Help with Insulin

ADA:  Insulin Storage and Syringe Safety

 

Insulin Storage Recommendations 2021

Insulin Storage Recommendations 2021

 

 

Insulin Injection Know-How

Insulin Injection Know-How

 

 

VIDEOS

Mechanism of Action (Novolog)

Insulin Basics

What Is Basal-Bolus Therapy Video

 


INSULIN DOSING

Type 1 Insulin Therapy

Calculating Insulin Dose

 


TYPES OF INSULINS

Insulin and Other Injectibles

Types of Insulins

NASN: A School Nurse’s Guide to New Insulin Technologies

 

VIDEOS

Insulin Types

 

 

RAPID-ACTING INSULINS

Apidra

Humalog

NovoLog

Fiasp

 

SHORT-ACTING INSULINS

Humulin R

Novolin R

 

INTERMEDIATE-ACTING INSULINS

Humulin N

Novolin N

 

LONG-ACTING INSULINS

Lantus

Levemir

PRE-MIXED INSULINS

PDFs

Humulin 70/30 (70% NPH, 30% Regular)

Novolin 70/30 (70% NPH, 30% Regular)

Humalog 50/50 (50% NPH, 50% Regular)

Humalog Mix 75/25 (75% Insulin Lispro Protamine, 25% Insulin Lispro)

Humalog Mix 50/50 (50% Insuln Lispro Protamine, 50% Insulin Lispro)

NovoLog Mix 70/30 (70% Insulin Aspart Protamine, 30% Insulin Aspart)

OF NOTE:

Novolog/Novolin Mix 70/30 Confusion


INSULIN ACTION

 

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