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Find information about types of insulin and how to take insulin to treat type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

  • Rapid-acting insulin

    Brands: Admelog, Apidra, Fiasp, Humalog, Lyumjev, NovoRapid, Trurapi. Includes insulin aspart, lispro and glulisine.

  • Short-acting insulin

    Brands: Actrapid, Humulin S. Also known as soluble insulin.

  • Intermediate-acting insulin

    Brands: Humulin I, Insulatard. Also known as isophane insulin.

  • Long-acting insulin

    Brands: Abasaglar, Lantus, Levemir, Semglee, Toujeo, Tresiba. Includes insulin detemir, glargine and degludec.

  • Biphasic insulin

    Brands: Humalog Mix, Humulin M3, NovoMix. Also known as mixed insulin. Includes biphasic aspart, lispro and isophane.