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What are the Types of Insulin?

Insulin is classified based on how quickly it takes effect.  There are four categories:

types of insulin

Insulin can be packaged in vials, pens/cartridges, or inhaled. There are also pre-mixed insulins that contain a combination of insulin types described above.

Characteristics to consider with your insulin include


This site was last updated June, 2014.
This is a source of information only, and is not medical advice.