How does the long-acting insulin work in controlling diabetes?

Long-acting insulin

These are long-acting insulin that has a slower effect (1 hour after injection), and longer duration (24 hours or longer):


Lantus - Long-acting insulin
  • A diabetic should take it once or twice a day, in the morning or in the evening, and has a period of effect of 24 hours
  • In diabetics type 1 goes in combination with short-acting insulins and covers the night and period between meals
  • Store at 2-8 ° C and do not freeze, after use at room temperature for 28 days


Levemir - Long-acting insulin
  • Insulin with a period of action up to 24 hours
  • A person should take it twice a day, depending on the prescribed therapy (in the morning and in the evening)
  • Store at 2-8 ° C, do not freeze
  • After use, it can be stored for 42 days at room temperature


Insulatard - Long-acting insulin
  • It starts with 90 minutes and lasts up to 10 hours after injection
  • It is used mainly in combination with Actrapid that works during the day because it has a longer effect than other short-acting insulins
  • Store at a temperature of 2-8 ° C and after use for 6 weeks at a temperature of up to 30 ° C


  • Insulin-containing 3 times more insulin in 1ml than standard insulin
  • A person should take it once a day (in the morning or in the evening)
  • The fact is longer than 24 hours


Tresiba - long acting insulin
  • New insulin that is at the very beginning of use in our area
  • The effect is longer than 24 hours and gives flexibility as it is possible to shift the injection time by 8 hours compared to the previous day
  • A person should take it once a day (morning or evening)


NovoMix30 - Long-acting insulin
  • This type of insulin belongs to a special type of mixed insulin
  • It contains 30% of short-acting insulin that lasts 10-20 minutes and functions 3-5 hours after injection and 70% of long-acting insulin
  • It allows fast action of insulin with prolonged action during the day
  • Store at 2-8 ° C and after opening for 28 days at room temperature
  • There is in combination 70% short-acting and 30% long-acting

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