What types of insulin preparations are used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jul 28, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Rapid-, short-, intermediate-, and long-acting insulin preparations are available. Various pork, beef, and beef-pork insulins were previously used; however, in the United States, recombinant human insulin is now used almost exclusively. Commercially prepared mixtures of insulin are also available.


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