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Prescription Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin used to treat adults with type 2 diabetes and adults and pediatric patients (children 6 years and older) with type 1 diabetes for the control of high blood sugar. It should be taken once a day at the same time each day to lower blood glucose.

Do not use Lantus® to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.

Important Safety Information for Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)

Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to insulin or any of the inactive ingredients in Lantus®.

Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles.

You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus®. Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.

Do NOT dilute or mix Lantus® with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Lantus® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible.

Tell your doctor about other medicines, especially ones commonly called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), and supplements you are taking because they can change the way insulin works. Before starting Lantus®, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions including if you have heart failure or other heart problems, liver or kidney problems, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Lantus®.

The most common side effect of insulin, including Lantus®, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious. Some people may experience symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision. Severe hypoglycemia may be serious and life threatening. It may cause harm to your heart or brain. Other possible side effects may include swelling, weight gain, injection site reactions, including changes in fat tissue at the injection site, and allergic reactions, including itching and rash. In rare cases, some allergic reactions may be life threatening.

Lantus® SoloSTAR® is a disposable prefilled insulin pen. Please talk to your healthcare provider about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that accompanies the pen.

Click here for Full Prescribing Information for Lantus®.

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Click here to learn more about Sanofi's commitment to fighting counterfeit drugs.

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Cooking Right With Noemi

Title: Cooking Right With Noemi

Noemi: Hi there. I'm Noemi [:09 Super: (by Noemi) Lantus® Mentor], and this is Martha

Super: Noemi Taking Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) since 2006.

Super: (by Martha) Registered Dietician

Noemi: and today we're going to make a diabetes-friendly dinner.

Super: Consult with your physician or registered dietitian before making any diet changes.

Martha: Making healthy food choices is part of a full diabetes treatment plan. So we're going to talk about simple ways to make smart food choices.

Noemi: Today, I want to share with you one of my favorite meals. The main dish is green chili chicken enchilada casserole. First, you need one can of green enchilada sauce. Four cups of cooked and cubed chicken. One cup of low-fat sour cream. One can of green diced chilies. And a cup of grated cheddar cheese.

Super: This recipe contains ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction in some people. Talk to your doctor about your allergies before you make any dietary changes. For those on a low sodium diet, low salt ingredients may be an option.

Martha: You really seem like you know what you're doing.

Noemi: I may seem like a pro now, but when I was first diagnosed, I had no idea what to eat.

Martha: So, how did you actually become a pro? What did you do?

Noemi: I think the first thing I did was portion control. Especially with this meal, you really have to take portion control into consideration because it's big and it's really, really delicious. And if it's in front of you, you're probably going to eat it all like I would.

Martha: I totally agree with you about portion control. Most people eat a lot more than they think they do.

Noemi: One thing I would say to everyone is, "You can't beat yourself up about it." You know we all make mistakes.

Martha: While the enchiladas are cooking, let's talk about things that you can do to stay on track when it comes to food.

Title: #1 Make the right portion, #2 Eat small meals, #3 Plan your meals.

Martha: The first thing is to always make the right portion. The second tip would be to eat several small meals a day instead of one or two large meals. The third tip is to plan out your meals a few days ahead of time.

Noemi: The fun part of all this is learning to make new meals like the one we're cooking here today, which leads me to our sweet cucumbers.

Ingredients: sweet cucumbers, what you'll need rice vinegar 1/3 cup, sugar 1 tbsp, black pepper ¼ tsp, dillweed a pinch, sweet onions 1 cup, cucumber 1 medium size

It's refreshing, light, and lots of fun.

Noemi: Now doesn't that look great?

Martha: That looks delicious!

Noemi: The next thing we're going to make is my favorite dessert.

Ingredients: frozen strawberry smoothie, what you'll need low-fat yogurt, frozen strawberries, vanilla extract.

Noemi: It's a frozen strawberry smoothie. I love this dessert because it's also a great snack.

Super: #1 Martha's Snacking Tips

Martha: Snacks can actually be quite healthy. Some of my favorite snacks would be an ounce of low-fat cheese with a small apple. That way you're getting the combination of some protein fat and some carbohydrates, which is a great combination.

Super: #2 Martha's Snacking Tips

Martha: Another good idea for a snack would be two teaspoons of peanut butter and two whole grain crackers.

Super: #3 Martha's Snacking Tips

Martha: And lastly, half a cup of cottage cheese and three-quarters of a cup of blueberries.

Noemi: Hmm, sounds yummy.

Noemi: You know cooking right doesn't happen overnight. I've had diabetes for over 16 years, and it has taken me a really long time to get to this point; to understand good food and how to make them part of my life. Be patient with yourself; it's okay to have a bad day. I think our casserole is ready.

Noemi:And there you have it. Now remember, this dinner serves a family of four plus guests. So here are portions served for one. The sweet cucumbers have zero carbs.

Super: 0 carbs

Noemi: The enchiladas are high in protein, low in fat.

Super: high protein, low fat

Noemi: And this is our dessert. One serving has 4 grams of fiber.

Super: 4 grams of fiber

Noemi: You can't go wrong with that. Now, doesn't that look delicious?

Martha: It looks like an absolutely delicious meal.

Noemi: I'm Noemi.

Martha: And I'm Martha.

Noemi: Thanks for watching "Cooking Right With Noemi."

Martha: Don't forget to check out the recipe section of lantusconnection.com for the tips and recipes you saw here today.

Title: Get Cooking Right @ lantusconnection.com/recipes

Title: Noemi's Tips for Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)

  1. It's important to test your blood sugar levels. Your dose may increase based on your insulin needs. Your dose will probably change during your first few months taking Lantus®.

    This is not uncommon. It's very important to work with your treating healthcare professional to find the dose that's right for you.

  2. Tracking your blood sugar is a great tool to help make decisions about your diabetes treatment plan.

    Checking your blood sugar helps you know if you're getting the right dose of Lantus® for your insulin needs. Do not make changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare professional.

  3. Help get the most from your treatment by making healthy choices.

    Remember that Lantus® works best as a part of an overall diabetes treatment plan. This plan includes a healthy diet and regular exercise, as well as other diabetes medications.

Super:
Please click below for additional Important Safety Information.

Please click below for Full Prescribing Information.

Prescription Lantus® is a long-acting insulin used to treat adults with type 2 diabetes and adults and pediatric patients (children 6 years and older) with type 1 diabetes for the control of high blood sugar. It should be taken once a day at the same time each day to lower blood glucose.

Do not use Lantus® to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.

Important Safety Information for Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)

Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to insulin or any of the inactive ingredients in Lantus®.

Please click here for additional Important Safety Information.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information.

What is Toujeo®? (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL

Prescription Toujeo® is a long-acting insulin used to control blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.

  • Toujeo® contains 3 times as much insulin in 1 mL as standard insulin (100 Units/mL)
  • Toujeo® is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Toujeo® should not be used in children
Important Safety Information for Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL

Do not take Toujeo® during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the inactive ingredients in Toujeo®.

Do not share insulin pens even if the needle has been changed. Do NOT reuse needles.

Before starting Toujeo®, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including:

  • If you have liver or kidney problems
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • If you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed

Heart failure can occur if you are taking insulin together with certain medicines called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), even if you have never had heart failure or other heart problems. If you already have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Toujeo®. Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms of heart failure, including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of your ankles or feet
  • Sudden weight gain

Your treatment with TZDs and TOUJEO® may need to be changed or stopped by your healthcare provider if you have new or worsening heart failure.

Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements, including herbal supplements.

Toujeo® should be taken once a day at the same time each day to lower blood glucose. You must test your blood sugar levels daily while using any insulin, including Toujeo®. Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare provider. You should always verify that you have the correct insulin before each injection. Your dose for Toujeo® may be different from other insulins you have taken. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.

Do NOT dilute or mix Toujeo® with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Toujeo® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible.

While using Toujeo®, do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Toujeo® affects you. You should not drink alcohol or use other medicines that contain alcohol.

The most common side effect of any insulin, including Toujeo®, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and can be life-threatening. Severe hypoglycemia may cause harm to your heart or brain. Symptoms of serious low blood sugar may include shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision. Toujeo® may cause serious side effects that can lead to death, such as severe allergic reactions that affect the whole body. Get medical help right away if you have:

  • A rash over your whole body
  • Trouble breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
  • Sweating
  • Extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion

Toujeo® may have additional side effects. Other possible side effects may include swelling, weight gain, and low potassium.

Injection site reactions are also possible and may include change in fat tissue at the injection site, skin thickening, redness, swelling, and itching.

Toujeo® SoloStar® is a disposable prefilled insulin pen. Please talk to your healthcare provider about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that accompanies the pen.

Click here for Full Prescribing Information for Toujeo®.

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Important Safety Information for
Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)

Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to insulin or any of the inactive ingredients in Lantus®.

Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles.

You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus®. Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.

Do NOT dilute or mix Lantus® with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Lantus® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible.

Tell your doctor about other medicines, especially ones commonly called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), and supplements you are taking because they can change the way insulin works. Before starting Lantus®, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions including if you have heart failure or other heart problems, liver or kidney problems, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Lantus®.

The most common side effect of insulin, including Lantus®, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious. Some people may experience symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision. Severe hypoglycemia may be serious and life threatening. It may cause harm to your heart or brain. Other possible side effects may include swelling, weight gain, injection site reactions, including changes in fat tissue at the injection site, and allergic reactions, including itching and rash. In rare cases, some allergic reactions may be life threatening.

Lantus® SoloSTAR® is a disposable prefilled insulin pen. Please talk to your healthcare provider about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that accompanies the pen.

Click here for Full Prescribing Information for Lantus®.
Click here for information on Sharps Medical Waste Disposal.
Click here to learn more about Sanofi's commitment to fighting counterfeit drugs.

The health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health or treatment.