Also known as fast-acting insulin, mealtime insulin or bolus insulin, rapid-acting insulins may be a part of your treatment plan if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Rapid-acting insulins help control your blood sugar when taken as prescribed, which is usually before or after a meal. This type of insulin may be injected with an insulin pen, through a pump, or with a vial and syringe.
When you inject insulin into your body, your blood sugar level goes down.
Rapid-acting insulins are designed to be absorbed by the body at a faster rate to lower blood sugar after meals.
A man-made mealtime insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes. Fiasp® should be taken at the start of meal or within 20 minutes of starting a meal.
Your health care provider will tell you the appropriate time to take Fiasp® based on your individual needs and goals.
A man-made mealtime insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes. NovoLog® should be taken before a meal, so you will need to eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after your dose.
Your diabetes care team can help you learn how to fine-tune your NovoLog® doses throughout the day. While you are figuring out how to adjust your insulin dose, you will want to stay in close touch with your diabetes care team.
NovoCare® offers bite-sized, everyday lessons on eating better, moving more, and treating diabetes that you can learn in 5 minutes or less