Currently, there are four basic types of insulin: Rapid-acting: Insulin lispro (Humalog); Insulin aspart (NovoLog); Insulin glulisine (Apidra)
Short-acting: regular insulin (Humulin R, Novolin R)
Intermediate-acting: NPH insulin (Humulin N, Novolin N)
Long-acting: Insulin glargine (Lantus); Insulin detemir (Levemir).
In addition, there are two different types of combination insulins, including:
Intermediate-acting plus rapid-acting: Insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro (Humalog Mix50/50, Humalog Mix75/25); Insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart (NovoLog Mix 50/50, NovoLog Mix 70/30)
Intermediate-acting plus short-acting: NPH insulin/regular insulin (Humulin 70/30, Novolin 70/30).
Hope the info helps? Take care, best wishes!
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