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.
Treating Diabetes With Insulin
Learn more about taking insulin, including different types, for diabetes.
This is a succinct article that discusses how insulin should be used and variables that factor into taking insulin. It's simple and educational.
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.
Treating Diabetes With Insulin: Real-Life Tips
Treating your diabetes with insulin doesn't have to be a daily headache. There are ways to make it as easy as possible.
When One Insulin Shot Isn't Enough
Tips for people with diabetes who need to take more than one insulin shot a day.
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.