FAQs on Taking Insulin with Meals

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Many people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes take mealtime insulin. But that doesn’t mean you’ve failed at managing your condition. Mealtime insulin is simply another way to help control your blood sugar and prevent diabetes complications. Check out the answers to some commonly asked questions about mealtime insulin.


How is mealtime insulin different from other insulin?

All types of insulin help your body control blood sugar. But some types of insulin work faster or last longer than others. When you take it before you eat, mealtime insulin works quickly to control the spike in blood sugar after a meal.

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Feb 16, 2015

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