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Does long-acting insulin cause less weight gain?

Long-acting insulin (such as Lantus and Levemir) and newer premixed insulin (such as Humulog 50/50, Humalog 75/25 and Novolog 70/30) have different benefits in treating people with diabetes. The long-acting insulins do seem to cause less weight gain than the premixed insulins do, both the older and the newer premixed.

Talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about what medicines may work best for your diabetes condition.

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