Insulin Type

  • Insulin mixtures
  • Intermediate-acting
  • Long-acting
  • Rapid-acting
  • Short-acting

Delivery

  • Cartridge
  • Oral inhaler
  • Pen
  • Pump
  • Syringe

Concentration

  • Dry inhalation powder
  • U-100
  • U-200
  • U-300
  • U-500

Feature

Insulin

Insulin is a lifesaving blood sugar (blood glucose)–lowering medication necessary for everyone with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes. Various insulins work in different ways in the body. Long-acting and ultra-long-acting insulin (sometimes called basal, or background, insulin) help lower blood sugar levels throughout the day and night. They are not meant to process blood sugar changes after meals or heavy snacks. Rapid-acting insulin (often called bolus insulin) is used to lower the rise in glucose around mealtimes and to correct high blood sugar. Insulin is also available in short- and intermediate-acting forms, plus insulin mixtures. Your doctor will help determine which insulin and other diabetes medications are best for your diabetes management needs.

What is biosimilar insulin? 

A biosimilar insulin is very similar to the original (reference) product. It is considered safe and effective, just like the original product it is compared to. An interchangeable biosimilar insulin is a biosimilar insulin that is further tested and found to be so similar to the original (reference) product that each one can be switched for the other. All biosimilar products meet rigorous Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards. You can be confident that biosimilar products are as safe and effective as the original product.

What is a non-branded or un-branded biologic insulin?

A non-branded or un-branded biologic insulin is exactly the same as the brand-name product, but the brand name is not on the label.

 Having trouble affording your insulin? These resources can help.


Apidra

Apidra

Sanofi

Rapid-acting insulin

BASAGLAR

BASAGLAR

Eli Lilly and Co.

Long-acting insulin

Fiasp

Fiasp

Novo Nordisk

Rapid-acting insulin

Humalog

Humalog

Eli Lilly and Co.

Rapid-acting insulin

Humulin 70/30

Humulin 70/30

Eli Lilly and Co.

Insulin Mixture

Humulin N

Humulin N

Eli Lilly and Co.

Intermediate-acting insulin

Humulin R U-100

Humulin R U-100

Eli Lilly and Co.

Short-acting insulin

Humulin R U-500

Humulin R U-500

Eli Lilly and Co.

Long-acting insulin

Insulin aspart

Insulin aspart

Novo Nordisk

Rapid-acting insulin

Insulin lispro

Insulin lispro

Eli Lilly and Co.

Rapid-acting insulin

Lantus

Lantus

Sanofi

Long-acting insulin

Levemir

Levemir

Novo Nordisk

Long-acting insulin

Novolin 70/30

Novolin 70/30

Novo Nordisk

Insulin Mixture

Novolin 70/30 ReliOn

Novolin 70/30 ReliOn

Novo Nordisk

Insulin mixtures

Novolin N

Novolin N

Novo Nordisk

Intermediate-acting insulin

Novolin N ReliOn

Novolin N ReliOn

Novo Nordisk

Intermediate-acting insulin

Novolin R

Novolin R

Novo Nordisk

Short-acting insulin

Novolin R ReliOn

Novolin R ReliOn

Novo Nordisk

Short-acting insulin

Novolog

Novolog

Novo Nordisk

Rapid-acting insulin

Novolog Mix 70/30

Novolog Mix 70/30

Novo Nordisk

Insulin Mixture

Toujeo

Toujeo

Sanofi

Long-acting insulin

Tresiba

Tresiba

Novo Nordisk

Long-acting insulin