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Intermediate acting

Intermediate-acting insulins are considered depot insulins.

Long acting

Long-acting insulins are also considered to be depot insulins.


A depot insulin is one which serves as a basal insulin. The short-acting insulins, no matter whether they are analog or not, would not be considered depot insulins. Those in the intermediate-acting and long-acting categories are thought of as both basal and depot insulins, regardless of their origin(s).


Depot insulin describes the type(s) of insulins covered by this term. Insulin Depot has an entirely different meaning. I16

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