Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Long-acting vs Rapid-acting Insulin

Depending on the patient needs, the prescriber can prescribe one or both types of insulin.

Clinical Pearl of the Day: Long-acting vs rapid-acting insulin

Explanation

  • Long-acting insulins provides coverage for blood sugars for nearly the entire day.
  • Rapid-acting insulins provide coverage when blood sugars spikes, as needed for patients with diabetes.
  • Depending on the patient needs, the prescriber can prescribe either or both types of insulin for patients with diabetes.

Reference:

Injectable Insulin (chart) (clevelandclinic.org)