Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels in the body. People with type 1 diabetes have a pancreas that no longer secretes a sufficient amount of insulin to control blood sugar levels. People with type 2 diabetes have built a resistance to insulin, therefore the blood sugar levels in their bloodstream remain high. All people with type 1 diabetes and some with type 2 are treated with a synthetic insulin that they inject into the body. Here are the different types of insulins you may need.
The Different Types of Insulin Explained
Learn what insulin is and the difference between rapid-acting, short-acting, intermediate-acting, and long-acting insulin.