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What are some different types of insulin therapy - long acting, nph, ultra short acting?
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Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Different insulins
Long acting insulin=nph/levemir/glargine.
These help control sugars when one is not eating since the liver keeps making sugar in between meals. Ultra short acting=rapid analogs=glulisine/lispro/aspart=help control sugars that rise after meals. They are the closest we have in timing profile to natural Insulin action in non-diabetics.

In brief: Different insulins
Long acting insulin=nph/levemir/glargine.
These help control sugars when one is not eating since the liver keeps making sugar in between meals. Ultra short acting=rapid analogs=glulisine/lispro/aspart=help control sugars that rise after meals. They are the closest we have in timing profile to natural Insulin action in non-diabetics.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
And there are combinations of NPH and R insulin,like 70/30 or 75/25
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