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Get convenient and affordable insulin detemir prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Insulin detemir is a prescription drug used to treat type 1 and 2 diabetes. Don't wait to pick up your prescription. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame to start treatment right away.

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Insulin detemir (generic Levemir)

  • 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.

    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.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether insulin detemir is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of insulin detemir?
    Insulin detemir has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common side effects reported from insulin detemir use include:
- Irritation or redness at the injection site
- Constipation
- Vision changes
- Weight gain


This is not a complete list of possible adverse effects.

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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.

What is insulin detemir used to treat?

Insulin detemir is prescribed as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body does not properly process food into energy. When we eat food (particularly carbs) the body turns it into glucose (sugar), the substance our body uses as energy. Central to this process is insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas to help cells absorb glucose. In people with diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or uses it inefficiently. This causes the blood sugar, or blood glucose levels, to either get too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition. It occurs when your body attacks your pancreas with antibodies causing the organ to stop producing insulin. Unlike type 2 diabetes, which can be caused by obesity, lack of exercise, and other risk factors, type 1 diabetes has no common cause. It commonly appears during childhood and has no cure – although genetics and environment are thought to play a role in its development. If left untreated and unmanaged, diabetes can cause serious – potentially life-threatening – complications.

Possible complications caused by diabetes include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Kidney disease
- Eye damage
- Nerve damage
- Foot problems
- Skin conditions


It’s important to note that type 1 diabetes cannot be cured. Insulin detemir is prescribed to individuals diagnosed with diabetes to help them manage the disease.

How does insulin detemir work?

Insulin detemir medication contains a long-acting form of the insulin hormone. When injected into the body, this medication helps supply insulin when your body does not produce enough of it. This long-acting form of insulin may be prescribed in conjunction with a faster-acting type of insulin to help control blood sugar over the short and long term.

What are the common side effects of insulin detemir?

Insulin detemir has been shown to cause some mild side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these adverse effects do not go away within a few days.

Common side effects reported from insulin detemir use include:
- Irritation or redness at the injection site
- Vision changes
- Weight gain
- Constipation


This is not a complete list of possible adverse effects.

If you experience an unexplained rash, swelling, stomach pain, difficulty breathing, dramatic weight gain, changes in your heartbeat, or dizziness while taking insulin detemir, seek medical attention immediately. These are early signs of a potentially serious adverse reaction to the medication reaction.

Talk to your health care provider about any medication you are currently taking, or any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with before starting treatment with insulin detemir.

What is the typical starting dose of insulin detemir?

Insulin detemir is administered as a subcutaneous injection (a shot injected into the stomach, thighs, or upper arm). Talk to your doctor about the best method for application, as well as how to store the medication. Before injecting insulin detemir, double-check the concentration and dose of the injection. Concentration and dosage are not the same. The concentration of insulin describes the strength of your prescription. The dose is the amount of insulin you are prescribed to use.

The specific dosage, and the frequency of administration, will depend on your age and blood sugar levels. If you have any questions about your specific dosage or the difference between concentration and dosage, talk to your health care provider.

Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of insulin detemir without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.

Can I get insulin detemir over-the-counter?

Insulin detemir is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not insulin detemir is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Can I get insulin detemir online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for insulin detemir to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider.

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