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Whats the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin) r?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Different timing

R is usually given about 1/2 hr prior to a meal.
No longer the short acting Insulin of choice because others more effective having shorter 1/2 lives. Nph may be combined with short acting Insulin or given alone to provide later coverage. Starts to peak in ~ 4 hrs, though effect will last for several. It peaks which predisposes people to low sugars. Newer insulins replace nph for better control.

In brief: Different timing

R is usually given about 1/2 hr prior to a meal.
No longer the short acting Insulin of choice because others more effective having shorter 1/2 lives. Nph may be combined with short acting Insulin or given alone to provide later coverage. Starts to peak in ~ 4 hrs, though effect will last for several. It peaks which predisposes people to low sugars. Newer insulins replace nph for better control.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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