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Regular insulin is the standard form of insulin used to control blood sugar in people with diabetes. It is a short-acting insulin medication used to help control the blood sugar spikes that typically occur after meals. Regular insulin comes in injectable form and is usually injected just under the skin once or twice a day. Potential side effects include hypoglycemia and injection site skin reactions.
- A skin reaction at the injection site
- Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
- Thickening or pitting of the skin at the injection site.