Which types of insulin are administered for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jun 27, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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About 25% of the total daily dose is administered as intermediate-acting insulin at bedtime, with additional doses of rapid-acting insulin before each meal (4-dose regimen). Where available, a basal insulin such as glargine or detemir is preferred to NPH. These patients may need additional intermediate- or long-acting insulin in the morning for all-day coverage.


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