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How does Novolog Flexpen treat diabetes?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas fails to produce insulin. Your body needs insulin to convert blood sugar into energy. You will need to take a slow-acting insulin to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. Novolog Flexpen is an additional, fast-acting insulin provider that controls the sudden spikes in blood sugar that occur after meals.

In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas continues to produce insulin, but the body does not respond to it as it should. If you have type 2 diabetes, you need more insulin than a healthy person does. Your pancreas could fail from chronic overwork. Using Novolog Flexpen at mealtime can help your body get the insulin it needs without overtaxing your pancreas.

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