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Is long-acting insulin better for lowering blood sugar before eating?

Yes,long-acting insulin (Lantus or Levemir) is better than short-acting insulin (regular) at lowering blood sugar before eating (fasting blood sugar).

Newer premixed insulins are good at lowering blood suger when injected (at meal time and right after the meal) and after meals (10 to 18 hours, until the next dose), because it contains both fast-acting and intermediate-acting insulins. If you have any questions or concerns about your diabetes, talk to your doctor or healthcare provider.

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