Humulin 70/30 cartridges are for subcutaneous (under the skin) injection only. The 70/30 mix also available in vials.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to manage blood sugar levels. It works by decreasing sugar in our blood and urine by increasing the uptake of sugar from the blood into the various tissues such as our muscles, liver, and fat.
For those with diabetes, our body either does not produce enough insulin or not at all. This is why insulin injections are necessary to keep blood sugar levels within a normal range.
Humulin 70/30 is used to treat patients diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Humulin 70/30 combines both intermediate-acting (Humulin N) and short-acting insulin (Humulin R). It covers your insulin needs after meals, throughout the day, and during bedtime.
This insulin is produced using recombinant DNA processes. Due to its unique manufacturing process, Humulin differs from animal-source insulin but is structurally identical to that produced by the pancreas in our body.
Humulin 70/30 cartridges are not designed to allow any other insulin to be mixed in the cartridge.
Medication is administered through injection under the skin (subcutaneous) and duration can last between 16-18 hours.
Humulin 70/30 is a fixed mixture of:
30% Humulin R Regular (insulin injection, human biosynthetic)
70% Humulin N NPH (insulin isophane, human biosynthetic)
Ensure you are ordering the correct insulin, as Humulin and Humalog can be easily mistaken with one another.