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Type of insulin
Price of 10-ml vial
Reactions
Human
Rs 145-Rs 158
Safest form of insulin; no adverse immune reactions
Porcine
Rs 129
Taken from the pancreas of slaughtered pigs; few immune reactions. Most diabetics have now stopped using this type of insulin
Bovine
Rs 70
Taken from the pancreas of slaughtered cows; most reactions to insulin are seen in the use of bovine insulin. Again, most diabetics are phasing out bovine insulin