A 52-year-old female asked:
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when is the best time to take day insulin?

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Dr. Gurdeep Sareen
Specializes in Pharmacology
Before food: Unless otherwise instructed, insulins are taken 15- 30 minutes BEFORE food with the exception of Insulin lispro which is to be taken less than 15 minutes before food.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
What type?: It depends what type of Insulin you are taking. 24 hour acting Insulin is generally taken in the morning or night. Intermediate acting Insulin is normally taking in the morning and evening. Many of my patients have success taking once per day Insulin at night and in the morning.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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