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Medications for Diabetes, Type 1

Other names: Insulin Dependent Diabetes; Juvenile onset diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 diabetes mellitus, more commonly known as type 1 diabetes, is a disease in which the pancreas produces too little insulin to meet the body's needs. Insulin is a hormone that helps control the level of glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main form of sugar in the body.

Drugs used to treat Diabetes, Type 1

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Humalog 6.8 8 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin lispro systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Novolog 5.9 10 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin aspart systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Lantus 7.3 11 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

insulin lispro 3.1 43 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin lispro systemic

Brand names:  Humalog, Lyumjev, Humalog KwikPen, Admelog …show all

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

insulin aspart 6.1 14 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin aspart systemic

Brand names:  Novolog, NovoLog FlexPen, Fiasp, NovoLog PenFill …show all

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Toujeo SoloStar 2.3 16 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tresiba 3.8 71 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin degludec systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lantus SoloStar 1.0 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

insulin detemir 6.0 6 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin detemir systemic

Brand name:  Levemir

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Levemir 6.0 6 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin detemir systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lyumjev Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin lispro systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

insulin aspart/insulin aspart protamine 10 2 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin aspart/insulin aspart protamine systemic

Brand names:  NovoLog Mix 70/30, NovoLog Mix 70/30 FlexPen

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

insulin degludec 3.8 72 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin degludec systemic

Brand name:  Tresiba

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Humalog KwikPen 3.1 15 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin lispro systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

NovoLog FlexPen Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: insulin aspart systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Apidra Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin glulisine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

insulin glargine 2.9 89 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Brand names:  Lantus, Toujeo SoloStar, Lantus SoloStar, Basaglar, Toujeo Max SoloStar, Rezvoglar, Semglee …show all

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Basaglar 1.9 56 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin glargine systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Humulin N 10 1 review
OTC B N X

Generic name: insulin isophane systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Humulin R Rate Add review
OTC B N X

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Afrezza 5.7 18 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: insulin inhalation, rapid acting systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

insulin regular 8.5 8 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Brand names:  Humulin R, Novolin R, Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated), Myxredlin, Humulin R U-500 KwikPen …show all

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Novolin R 6.5 3 reviews
OTC B N X

Generic name: insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Symlin 10 3 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: pramlintide systemic

Drug class: amylin analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Humulin 70/30 Rate Add review
OTC B N X

Generic name: insulin isophane / insulin regular systemic

Drug class: insulin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Frequently asked questions

Alternative treatments for Diabetes, Type 1

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Diabetes, Type 1. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Diabetes, Type 1.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Further information

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