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What is injectable insulin for diabetes?

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Injectable insulin comes in five types, including:

  • Rapid-acting (taking effect within a few minutes and lasting two to four hours)
  • Regular or short-acting (taking effect within 30 minutes and lasting three to six hours)
  • Intermediate-acting (taking effect in one to two hours and lasting up to 18 hours)
  • Long-acting (taking effect in one to two hours and lasting beyond 24 hours)
  • Ultra-long-acting (taking effect in one to two hours and lasting 42 hours)

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 

American Family Physician. 

National Diabetes Education Program. 

American Diabetes Association. 

Clinical Diabetes Journal. 

WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia." 

News release, FDA: '' Actos (pioglitazone): Ongoing Safety Review - Potential Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 12, 2018

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 

American Family Physician. 

National Diabetes Education Program. 

American Diabetes Association. 

Clinical Diabetes Journal. 

WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia." 

News release, FDA: '' Actos (pioglitazone): Ongoing Safety Review - Potential Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 12, 2018

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