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What is insulin glulisine?

Insulin glulisine is a prescription medication that helps to control blood sugar levels for people with diabetes mellitus. It is a manufactured version of the human insulin. Insulin glulisine is fast-acting, so it should be taken around mealtimes to compensate for the spike in blood sugar that occurs when you eat. You will likely need other prescription diabetes medication that control your condition over longer periods of time. Insulin glulisine is available under the brand name Apidra.

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