Facebook Live Recording: Rapid-Acting Insulins

Rapid-acting insulins can be a great addition to your diabetes regimen to increase your time in range, but how do you incorporate them into your routine? Dr. E and Dr. P tackled everything you need to know about rapid-acting insulins, including:

  • How they can be used as a complement to regular insulin
  • What options are available
  • How they work best for type 1s and type 2s

We also took a deep dive into dosing, timing and titration for each of the rapid-acting insulins we covered.

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    Glad i found this Video explaining the different rapid acting insulins. I am Type 2 and take mealtime Humalog injections. As i tracked how well it worked i was having a hard time wrapping my head around what i was seeing in the results. As stated the term rapid acting is a bit misleading and like others have seen spikes at the one hour mark so i thought it may not be working or my expectations were not on the same page.
    In most cases by the two hour mark i do come down from a uasal 190’s-200 ish to a more reasonable number 140’s. so is this a reasonable response or does it make sense to try a injection 30 mins prior to eating to help flatten my curves.


    • Your observations are very typical. They call it “rapid-acting” because it was faster acting than the “older regular” insulin. Taking insulin early is the single most effective way to knock your post-meal blood sugar down.

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