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American Diabetes Association answeredMost people with type 1 diabetes take insulin by injecting it with a needle and syringe or an insulin pen. The goal is to mimic normal insulin release as closely as possible. People without diabetes have a low level of insulin available in the blood most of the time. This is a background, or basal, level of insulin. After meals, a bolus of insulin is released, just enough to clear the glucose in the meal from the blood. To imitate this sequence, you can develop a regular schedule of insulin injections using faster-acting forms of insulin or combinations of both slower-acting and fast-acting forms of insulin.