Asked by: Yating Boeck
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th June, 2020

Which insulin is best?

Type of Insulin & Brand Names Onset Duration
Lispro (Humalog) 15-30 min. 3-5 hours
Aspart (Novolog) 10-20 min. 3-5 hours
Glulisine (Apidra) 20-30 min. 1-2 1/2 hours

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Also know, what are the five types of insulin?

There are six main types of insulin available.

  • Rapid-acting: These include Apidra, Humalog, and Novolog.
  • Regular (short-acting): These include Humulin R and Novolin R.
  • Intermediate-acting: These include Humulin N and Novolin N.
  • Long-acting: These include Levemir and Lantus.
  • Ultra long-acting: These include Toujeo.

One may also ask, which is better insulin or metformin? A difference is metformin is used to treat only type 2 diabetes, while insulin may be used to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Metformin is also used to treat polycystic ovaries and weight gain due to medications used for treating psychoses. Side effects of metformin and insulin that are similar include nausea.

Additionally, what is the best long acting insulin?

Long-acting insulin

  • insulin glargine (Lantus), lasts up to 24 hours.
  • insulin detemir (Levemir), lasts 18 to 23 hours.
  • insulin glargine (Toujeo), lasts more than 24 hours.
  • insulin degludec (Tresiba), lasts up to 42 hours.
  • insulin glargine (Basaglar), lasts up to 24 hours.

Is tresiba better than Lantus?

Tresiba and Lantus are two basal insulins that can treat high blood sugar levels over a long period of time compared to other insulins. While both insulins can be given daily to control high blood sugar levels, they both are chemically different. Tresiba is usually more expensive than Lantus as well.

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