FDA Approves a New, Faster-Acting Mealtime Insulin for Adults With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Date: 
October, 2017

October 3, 2017. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new, faster-acting injected mealtime insulin called Fiasp ("fast-acting insulin aspart"). Fiasp is similar to the mealtime insulin NovoLog but with a quicker onset and offset; Fiasp can be used as late as 20 minutes after starting a meal (although before-meal administration is preferable), and the more rapid offset reduces the risk of post-meal hypoglycemia. Fiasp will be offered at the same price as NovoLog. Read more here.