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How Long Does NovoRapid Take to Work?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

For those managing diabetes, the timing of insulin is an important factor in maintaining stable blood sugar levels. 

The composition and timing of meals play a role in how NovoRapid works. Its effectiveness is closely linked to coordinating injections with meals to address the post-meal rise in blood glucose, emphasising the importance of synchronisation with eating patterns.

NovoRapid exhibits a relatively short duration of peak action, reaching its maximum effectiveness within 1 to 3 hours after injection. This aligns with the body’s natural insulin response to a meal, helping to manage the postprandial glucose surge.

The onset of NovoRapid can vary with factors such as age, metabolism, and overall health influencing how quickly the body responds though effects usually start within 10 to 20 minutes after injection. 

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