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diabetes FAQ: treatment (part 3 of 5)
Section - Insulin nomenclature

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The major types of insulin have both generic designations and brand names
used by the manufacturers. Most of the brand names are close enough to the
generic ones that the correspondence is obvious. Novo uses totally different
names. In those parts of the world where Novo has most of the market, the
Novo brand names are used in place of the generic names. To facilitate
communication between Novo users and others, here is the correspondence:

    Generic      Novo           May also be known as
    -------      ----           --------------------
    Regular      Actrapid         Soluble
    NPH          Protophane       Isophane
    Lente        Monotard
    Ultralente   Ultratard        Zn (Zinc suspension)

The recently developed lispro (generic name) insulin is sold as Humalog by
Eli Lilly. Novo has no comparable insulin as of July 1996, although they
undoubtedly have research in progress.

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Raqiba Shihab
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May 10, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
Many thanks. My husband has Type 2 diabetes and we were a bit concerned about his blood sugar/glucose levels because he was experiencing symptoms of hyperglyceamia. We used a glucometer which displays the reading mg/dl so in my need to know what the difference
between and mg/dl and mmol/l is, i came across your article and was so pleased to aquire a lot more info regarding blood glucose, how to read and convert it.
Bhavani
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Aug 11, 2012 @ 9:09 am
It was really informative and useful for people who don't know conversion. Thanks to you

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Top Document: diabetes FAQ: treatment (part 3 of 5)
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