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What happens if I miss a dose of intermediate-acting insulin?

You should not use extra intermediate-acting insulin to make up for a dose that you have missed. Because intermediate-acting insulin is used prior to eating snacks or meals, it is usually not taken on a schedule. When you do take intermediate-acting insulin, you should eat a snack or meal within a half hour to an hour.

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