5 to 15 minutes
1 to 2 hours
3 to 4 hours
30 to 45 minutes
4 to 8 hours
2 to 4 hours
10 to 16 hours
up to 24 hours
NPH and regular insulin
*The long-acting insulin may work the best between 4 and 8 hours.
**Lantus® and Levemir® cannot be mixed with any other insulin.
GLP-1 Injections: *Byetta® *Victoza® *Bydureon® *Tanzeum™ *Trulicity™
6 to 10 hours
*Used the sulfonylureas, metformin or TZD.
**Used with insulin.
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