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AIDA Insulin Preparations

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The following insulin preparations are available for simulation with AIDA v4 and 'AIDA on-line'. Please use the menu below to access further details. An option is provided (in red) to interactively simulate an example case scenario for each category of insulin preparation, using AIDA on-line.





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Soluble (short acting) insulin

Simulate this insulin

onset 0.5 - 1 hour / duration up to 8 hours / peak 1 - 3 hours

e.g. Regular, Actrapid, Humulin S, Humulin R, Velosulin, Velosulin R, Pur-In Neutral, Hypurin Neutral, Novolin R

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Isophane / protamine (intermediate acting) insulin

Simulate this insulin

onset 0.5 - 3 hours / duration up to 24 hours / peak 2 - 16 hours

e.g. NPH, Humulin I, Humulin N, Hypurin Isophane, Isophane NPH, Novolin N, Insulatard, Protaphane, Pur-In Isophane

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Zinc suspension (intermediate acting) insulin

Simulate this insulin

onset 0.5 - 3 hours / duration up to 24 hours / peak 2 - 16 hours

e.g. Lente, Lentard MC, Monotard, Humulin L, Humulin Lente, Novolin L, Semitard MC, Semi Lente, Hypurin Protamine Zinc, Hypurin Lente

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Zinc suspension (long acting) insulin

Simulate this insulin

onset 2 - 6 hours / duration up to 36 hours / peak 8 - 24 hours

e.g. Ultralente, Humulin U, Ultratard, Humulin Zn

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Biphasic isophane (short + intermediate acting) pre-mixed insulin

Simulate this insulin (30/70) - Simulate this insulin (50/50)

onset 0.5 hours / duration up to 24 hours / peak 1 - 12 hours

e.g. Initard 50/50, Mixtard 30/70, Actraphane 30/70, Initard 50/50, Humulin M1 10/90, Humulin M2 20/80, Humulin M3 30/70, Humulin 50/50, Humulin M4 40/60, PenMix 10/90, PenMix 20/80, PenMix 30/70, PenMix 40/60, PenMix 50/50, Pur-In Mix 15/85, Pur-In Mix 25/75, Pur-In Mix 50/50, Novolin 30/70

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Rapid acting insulin (Humalog / lispro)

Humalog / Lispro is not yet available for simulation with AIDA v4 or 'AIDA on-line'


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Long acting insulin (Lantus / glargine)

Lantus / glargine is not yet available for simulation with AIDA v4 or 'AIDA on-line'

However if you wish to be informed when these facilities becomes available - please enter your email id below. You will be signed up to the AIDA diabetes simulator registration / announcement list. Subscribers to this list will automatically receive an email announcement when the option to simulate Humalog / lispro and/or Lantus / glargine are added. Traffic on this list is low / virtually non-existent, apart from very occasional, official announcements from the AIDA developers.


or send a blank email note to: subscribe@2aida.org

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