Insulin Types Directory
There are several kinds of insulin. Two things determine the type of insulin for your diabetes. First, how fast the insulin needs to act (the onset). A patient may need a rapid-acting vs a long-acting insulin. The next is how will the body get its insulin. Patients take insulin via inhaler, injection, or pump. Your doctor will help decide what type of insulin you need. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about insulin types, what they look like, their uses, and much more.
The Types of Insulin Used to Treat Diabetes
WebMD gives you the facts on the many forms of insulin used to treat diabetes.
Inhaled Insulin for Diabetes
Inhaled insulin is another option for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar. It works for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but you shouldn't use it if you smoke or have asthma or COPD.
When Insulin Isn't Enough for High Blood Sugar
Find out how to bring blood sugar spikes under control if taking insulin for your diabetes isn't doing the trick.
Combination Therapy Explained
When You Need More Than One Medicine for Your Type 2 Diabetes
Life With Insulin Injections
Treating your type 2 diabetes with insulin? Learn the ins and outs of giving yourself daily injections.
The Best Delivery Systems for Insulin Treatments
There are lots of devices that deliver insulin. Here some info to help you decide which one is right for you.
How to Handle It When You Travel
Nervous about dealing with your insulin while away from home? With the proper preparation, your next trip can be a breeze.
How Should I Take Insulin to Help Manage Diabetes?
An expert explains how insulin can help manage diabetes.