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06-13-2010
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Insulin Duration of Action

Are the hours needed to peak and the duration of action of different preparation necessary for step 2 ck?
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06-13-2010
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Yes, you need to know the types of insulin

Yes, you need to know the peaks and duration of actions of all types of Insulin for your CK prep.

It's helpful if you draw an X (time) Y (insulin level) vectors and draw the curves for each and every one of them. This will make much easier for you to remember them.

This is an example:

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 The above post was thanked by: Dr. N Elham (06-17-2010), water (12-13-2012)

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