Figure 50 Over 300 insulin preparations are available worldwide. They may be classified according to their duration of action: short-acting (soluble, neutral or regular), intermediate-acting (isophane), long-acting (insulin-zinc suspensions), and fixed mixtures of short- and intermediate-acting (biphasic insulins). Some of the most commonly used insulins are summarized in this figure. It is preferable for the non-specialist to become familiar with a small number of appropriate insulins and insulin regimens rather than attempt to know them all
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.