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INSULIN PRODUCTS COMPARISON 

Insulin (Human)

Onset (hours)

Peak (hours)

Duration (hours)

Aspart

(NovoRapid)

10-15 minutes

1-2

3-5

Regular

(Novolin-R, Humulin-R)

0.5

2-3

6.5

NPH

(Novolin-N, Humulin-N)

1-3

5-8

up to 18

Glargine

(Lantus)

1.5

No peak

up to 24

Notes:

1. Aspart should be given at the START of the meal or within 15 minutes of the meal; Regular should be
    given 30 minutes prior to meals

2. Only Regular insulin can be given intravenously

3. Aspart and Regular insulins can be mixed with NPH; draw up the shorter acting insulin first; Glargine
    cannot be mixed with any insulins

Insulin Premixes

Brand

Regular Insulin                       

NPH Insulin

Humulin 30/70

30%

70%

Novolin GE 30/70

30%

70%

Novolin GE 40/60

40%

60%

Novolin GE 50/50

50%

50%

 Note:  These insulin premixes are administered 30 minutes before meals as you would with regular insulin.

Insulin Analogue Premixes

Brand

Lispro or Aspart                       

Lispro or Aspart Protamine

Humulin Mix 25

25% Lispro

75% Lispro protamine

Humalog Mix 50

50% Lispro

50% Lispro protamine

NovoMix 30

30% Aspart

70% Aspart protamine

Note:  Due to the short-acting components of these insulin analogue premixes, these must be given
             within 15 minutes of a meal or right at the START of the meal.