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What is Levemir?

Levemir (insulin detemir) is the brand name for a synthetic (man-made), long-acting, basal insulin designed to provide insulin during the day and overnight. Levemir treats type 1 diabetes in both children and adults and type 2 diabetes in adults. Levemir differs slightly from naturally occurring insulin, which is a necessary hormone produced by the body to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels and is normally available for use whenever the body needs it. People with diabetes do not have a continuous supply of insulin available and take medications like Levemir to manage blood sugar fluctuations.

 

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