Type 1 Medications

With this type of diabetes, insulin treatment is always needed.

Different types of diabetes can be managed in different ways. This section discusses treatments for Type 1 Diabetes. If you are not familiar with the types of diabetes, it will be helpful to view Types of Diabetes

Insulin Treatment in Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes completely damages the pancreas, an organ responsible for making insulin. For that reason, persons with type 1 diabetes cannot produce any insulin on their own. Every patient with type 1 diabetes depends on injections of insulin so that glucose can be...

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Basal Insulins (Intermediate and Long-Acting)

Who? Intermediate- and long-acting (basal) insulins are recommended for patients with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. They may also be used in other types of diabetes (i.e. steroid-induced). Persons with type 1 diabetes generally use intermediate-acting...

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Bolus Insulins (Short-Acting and Rapid-Acting)

Who? Short-acting (Regular) and rapid-acting insulins (Aspart, Lispro, Glulisine) are recommended for patients with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. They may also be used in other types of diabetes. Persons with type 1 diabetes often use insulin regular or...

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