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How soon after taking intermediate-acting insulin will it go into effect?

The action of intermediate-acting insulin varies from person to person, but it generally takes between one and four hours to start working. Its peak, when it has the greatest effect on blood sugar, is four to twelve hours after injection. The overall effect of intermediate-acting insulin lasts twelve to eighteen hours.

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