If you have type-2 diabetes there are many ways to receive insulin, such as rapid-acting insulin, short-acting insulin and long-acting insulin. Long-acting insulin can last from 24 to 36 hours after administered. The purpose of long-acting insulin is to provide insulin for the whole day, as opposed to rapid-acting insulin which is intended to reduce spikes in blood sugar post-meal and only lasts for about five hours.

Recent research reveals that the use of long-acting insulin will not increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in those with type-2 diabetes. The study comes from researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology in Germany.

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