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Action Times for Insulins Type Starts Peaks Ends Low most likely at Primary indication Rapid (Humalog, Novalog) 10-20 min 1.5- 2.5 hrs 4.5-6 hrs 2-5 hrs Meal coverage, high blood glucose levels Regular 30-45 min 2-3.5 hrs 5-7 hrs 3-7 hrs Meal coverage, high blood glucose levels NPH 1-3 hrs 4-9 hrs 14- 20 hrs 4-16 hrs Intermediate insulin. Has less “peaking”. Designed for flatter and longest action Lantus 1-2 hrs 6 hrs 18- 26 hrs 5-10 hrs Designed for flatter and longest action. A “background insulin” for keeping “flat” blood glucose levels Levemir 1-3 hrs 8-10 hrs 18- 26 hrs 8-16 hrs Designed for flatter and longest action. A “background insulin” for keeping “flat” blood
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  • Fall '17
  • Glucose, Carbohydrate, Diabetes mellitus type 2

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