lispro insulin


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lispro insulin

a modified version of natural human insulin, synthesized by a genetically programmed strain of nonpathogenic Escherichia coli, in which the amino acids lysine (Lys) and proline (Pro) near the end of the B chain are transposed. This chemical alteration yields an insulin with a much faster onset of action, which reaches its peak effect earlier than regular insulin.
[Lys + Pro]

lis·pro in·su·lin

(lis'prō in'sŭ-lin)
A modified version of natural human insulin, synthesized by a genetically programmed strain of nonpathogenic Escherichia coli, in which the amino acids lysine (Lys) and proline (Pro) near the end of the B chain are transposed. This chemical alteration yields an insulin with a much faster onset of action, which reaches its peak effect earlier than regular insulin. Unlike other insulins, it is available only by prescription.
[Lys + Pro]

lis·pro in·su·lin

(lis'prō in'sŭ-lin)
A modified version of natural human insulin, with a much faster onset of action, which reaches its peak effect earlier than regular insulin; available only by prescription.
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Interventions using coping skills training and shorter-acting lispro insulin offer strategies for improving both metabolic control and quality of life (Grey et al.
Single doses of 60U and 90U AFREZZA were compared with 10 IU subcutaneous lispro insulin in an open-label, two-way crossover study incorporating a meal challenge (BoostPlus[R] 12 fl oz enriched with [U-13C]glucose) in insulin-treated subjects with Type 2 diabetes and normal pulmonary function.
Lacks a strong peak, so can be used only in those type 1 diabetics willing to take bolus shots of regular or lispro insulin before each meal.