The goal of your insulin plan is to provide enough insulin to keep your blood glucose levels within a targeted range. Your insulin plan will map out the type(s) of insulin recommended by your health care provider, how much to take, and when.
To meet your ongoing insulin needs, your doctor will typically prescribe a long-acting (basal) insulin to be taken once or twice a day, along with rapid-acting insulin to be injected before food. The dose usually is the same every day.
Beyond the long-acting basal insulin, you will typically take rapid-acting insulin according to one of the following methods.