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Can a diabetic take novolin (insulin) r and novolin (insulin) n?

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Dr. Sarah Walton
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In brief: Yes...

Yes, novolin R is a short acting insulin while novolin N is an intermediate acting insulin - so they can be used together. While these can be purchased over the counter in most states you should still be seeing a provider to discuss insulin needs.
You should not start any insulin without the recommendation by a doctor who knows your history. Insulin overdoses can kill!

In brief: Yes...

Yes, novolin R is a short acting insulin while novolin N is an intermediate acting insulin - so they can be used together. While these can be purchased over the counter in most states you should still be seeing a provider to discuss insulin needs.
You should not start any insulin without the recommendation by a doctor who knows your history. Insulin overdoses can kill!
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