Insulin and You
 

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Using Insulin
The Need for Insulin
Types of insulin
Different Types of Insulin & How They Work
Basal Insulin
Bolus Insulin
Pre-mixed Insulin
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Long acting basal insulin2

Insulin type When it starts working When it works at peak How long it lasts
BASAL Long-acting Usually taken at bedtime to control glucose while you sleep 3 - 4 hours 8 - 15 hours 22 - 26 hours
Intermediate acting Usually taken in the morning to work all day 1 - 3 hours 5 - 8 hours Up to 18 hours

When to self-monitor your blood glucose2

Insulin type When to self-monitor blood glucose
BASAL Long-acting Usually taken at bedtime to control glucose while you sleep Before injecting, to see if your glucose is in the Diabetes Safe Zone
Before breakfast, to see if your insulin dose works to keep you in the Diabetes Safe Zone throughout the night
Around 3 a.m. if your fasting results are high or low
Intermediate acting Usually taken in the morning to work all day Before injecting, to see if your glucose is in the Diabetes Safe Zone
Before and 3 hours after meals, to see if your insulin dose works to keep you in the Diabetes Safe Zone around mealtimes
Before bed, to see if you need a snack so your glucose doesn't fall too low during the night.

   
 

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