6 Types of Insulin and How They Work

Pre-mixed insulin

This type of insulin it’s a mix between intermediate- and short-acting insulin and it’s taken twice a day before your meals. Its effect can last from 10 to 16 hours. “Pre-mixed insulin was designed to be more convenient. But not everybody has the same insulin requirements, so they don’t fit neatly into the pre-mixed categories,” Dr. Chandalia says.

 

Insulin delivery

Your insulin can be taken via a tiny needle, insulin pump or an injector pen. Whatever you use, insulin it’s a lifesaver and it can prevent many diabetes-related complications among blindness, kidney damage and nerve damage and it lowers toxic blood sugar.

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