What is insulin detemir?
Insulin detemir is a long-acting form of insulin medication prescribed to treat type 1 diabetes. It may also be prescribed to patients managing type 2 diabetes.
Insulin detemir is administered as a subcutaneous injection (a shot given just below the skin) to lower blood sugar levels. Not only does insulin detemir help manage blood sugar levels, but it can also help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Insulin detemir is prescribed in conjunction with other treatment measures such as exercise and dietary changes to help patients lose weight and prevent serious complications caused by diabetes.