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Flashcards in Endo- Diabetes Drugs Mechanisms Deck (4):
1

What are the uses for the drugs Aspart, Lispro, and Glulisine

Fast acting, good for a post meal spike in glucose

2

How does the formation of rapid acting insulin and regular insulin differ

Rapid acting do not polymerize, so they are easily uptaken by the cell, which regular insulin does

3

When are the intermediate acting drugs such as regular insulin and NPH commonly used

Overnight coverage, or maintenance of basal insulin levels

4

What are the pharmological features of glargine

Long acting and without a distinctive spike, longest acting