Novolin GE Toronto (Insulin-human-regular) may be available under multiple brand names and in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Novolin GE Toronto (Insulin-human-regular) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions. This mixtures is also available in vials.
Glucose (sugar) is a natural substance that the body uses or stores through the use of insulin made by the pancreas. Diabetes is caused by either inadequate insulin production by the pancreas, or defective insulin utilization by the body. This causes glucose to accumulate in the bloodstream because it cannot be used or stored properly. Insulin injections are used to reduce the amount of glucose in the bloodstream.
There are numerous types of insulin, each absorbing at a different rate and working for different amounts of time. Regular insulin works quickly and does not last long. The medication takes 30 to 60 minutes to begin working after injection and has its maximum effect between 2 and 4 hours after injection. The effects cease after 6 to 8 hours.
In case you have not discussed this with your doctor or are uncertain of why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor first.
Do not give Novolin GE Toronto (Insulin-human-regular) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful to people to use Novolin Ge Toronto (Insulin-human-regular) if their doctor has not prescribed it.