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How does Levemir work?

Insulin is a natural hormone made by our bodies to take glucose (sugar) from the blood and send it to cells in the body to provide energy. After eating, the blood glucose level rises and the pancreas sends out insulin to take the sugar to the cells. People with diabetes either do not make insulin or cannot properly utilize the insulin their bodies make. High blood sugar creates health problems and may make the individual feel fatigued and thirsty. Levemir (insulin detemir) is a synthetic (man-made) long-lasting, basal insulin that provides a constant supply of insulin during the day and night to help control fluctuating glucose levels.

 

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