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

Fast acting, good for a post meal spike in glucose


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


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

Overnight coverage, or maintenance of basal insulin levels


What are the pharmological features of glargine

Long acting and without a distinctive spike, longest acting