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Blood sugar control

To treat the ups and downs of blood sugar, many people take two types of insulin. One insulin that can last for up to 24 hours, and one that treats the spikes in sugar levels that happen when you eat. With NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (70% insulin aspart protamine suspension and 30% insulin aspart injection, [rDNA origin]), you can take one insulin to cover both of these.*

  • 70% has an extended action for between meals
  • 30% acts fast for mealtime coverage

Changing from another insulin

If you're currently taking insulin, it's important to know your options. Taking a long-acting insulin or diabetes pill alone may not offer the mealtime coverage you need.

Some people only need to take NovoLog® Mix 70/30 once daily. It works for up to 24 hours, and covers mealtime sugar surges. And it works faster and offers better mealtime coverage than human premixed insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, you can take it within 15 minutes before or after starting a meal.*

Medical studies show:

  • NovoLog® Mix 70/30 can help you reach your A1C goals
  • It offered better mealtime coverage than human premixed insulin*
  • People who took NovoLog® Mix 70/30 had 73% fewer episodes of major hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) compared with those taking human premixed insulin after 1 year

Plus, NovoLog® Mix 70/30 comes in NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen®, which fits neatly in your pocket or purse. So you can take FlexPen® with you almost anywhere. Once opened, the pen can be used for up to 14 days without refrigeration (when kept under 86°F).†

Insulin treatment

Diabetes changes over time. After a few years, many people who take diabetes pills eventually need to take insulin. NovoLog® Mix 70/30 can be a good option. It's an insulin your doctor can adjust to fit your needs as they change. In one study, 41% of people taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30 just once daily reached their A1C goals. And among those taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30 twice daily, 70% reached their goals.

Plus, it's available in NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen®, a prefilled insulin pen. FlexPen® has a large, clear dosing window and lets you dial the exact dose of insulin you need. It is prefilled and disposable, and can fit in your purse or pocket. So you can take FlexPen® with you almost anywhere.†

NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® uses NovoTwist® needles, which take less time to attach. They attach to FlexPen® with a single twist. And a click that you can both hear and feel lets you know that you attached the needle correctly. NovoTwist® needles are available in 30G (8mm), as well as 32G Tip (5mm), which is our thinnest needle.

Ask your doctor about NovoLog® Mix 70/30 today

*Dosing of NovoLog® Mix 70/30 will differ among patients and should be set by the health care professional familiar with the patient's energy needs, eating habits and other lifestyle factors. As with all insulins, the length of action may vary according to the dose, injection site, blood flow, temperature and level of physical activity and conditioning.

†Once in use, NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® must be kept at room temperature (below 86°F) for up to 14 days. Throw away an unrefrigerated disposable NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® after 14 days, even if it still contains insulin. Throw away unrefrigerated vials after 28 days, even if they still contain insulin.

Needles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states.

Selected Important Safety Information

Who should not use NovoLog® Mix 70/30?

  • Do not use NovoLog® Mix 70/30 if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

How should I take NovoLog® Mix 70/30?

  • NovoLog® Mix 70/30 starts acting fast. If you have type 1 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before you eat a meal. If you have type 2 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before or after starting your meal.
  • Inject NovoLog® Mix 70/30 under the skin of your stomach area, upper arms, buttocks, or thighs, but never into a vein or muscle.
  • Do not mix NovoLog® Mix 70/30 with other insulin products or use in an insulin pump.
  • Do not change your dose or type of insulin unless you are told to by your health care provider.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes.
  • Check your blood sugar levels as directed by your health care provider.

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