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What is Novolin?

Novolin (insulin human) is a form of man-made insulin -- a hormone normally produced in the pancreas to process and regulate blood sugar. People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin naturally, and need to take insulin supplements. Doctors may also recommend insulin for some people with type 2 diabetes (where the body makes- but does not properly process -- insulin.) Although Novolin is available over-the- counter, it should be used under a doctor's supervision, after it has been determined that changes in diet and the use of other medications were not enough to adequately control blood sugar levels.

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