Article of the Week: Getting Down to Basals

By Tara Dairman | March 20, 2007 10:38 am

Last week’s blog entry ”Inhaled Insulin Passes Test for Safety”[1] reported on a new study about Exubera, the fast-acting, inhaled insulin[2] product that can be used to cover carbohydrate intake at meals. This article from the archives discusses another kind of insulin: basal, or background, insulin. It answers questions about what basal insulin is, how much a person needs, different options for delivering it, and when it should be taken.

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  1. ”Inhaled Insulin Passes Test for Safety”:
  2. insulin: /articles/Diabetes_Definitions/Insulin/

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