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Fiasp - Another Insulin Aspart Formulation for Diabetes
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The FDA has approved Fiasp (Novo Nordisk), a new formulation of insulin aspart, to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes. Fiasp is described by the manufacturer as faster-acting than conventional insulin aspart (Novolog).

RAPID-ACTING INSULINS — Rapid-acting insulin analogs have a faster onset (10-30 vs 30-60 minutes) and shorter duration of action (3-5 vs 4-12 hours) than regular insulin and are more convenient to use because they can be administered with or just before a meal. In general, the rapid-acting insulins aspart, glulisine (Apidra), and lispro (Humalog) are slightly more effective than regular insulin in decreasing glycated hemoglobin (A1C) concentrations, and cause less hypoglycemia.1 They are all FDA-approved for use by SC injection, continuous SC infusion (insulin pump), or IV infusion in patients ... more      

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