Lente Insulin


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Noun1.Lente Insulin - trade names for forms of insulin that are used to treat diabetes mellitus
insulin - hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells
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Traditional intermediate- and long-acting insulins (NPH insulin, lente insulin, and ultralente insulin) are limited by inconsistent absorption and peaks of action that may result in hypoglycemia.
The initial treatment of a newly diagnosed patient with IDDM usually begins with a simple insulin regimen using an intermediate-acting insulin - i.e., NPH or Lente insulin 10-30 units SC (subcutaneously) each AM.
For instance, NPH and Lente insulin have a duration of 24 hours.