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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®.

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

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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Getting Fit With Ted

Getting Fit With Ted

Jim: Hi, I'm Jim.

Ted: I'm Ted.

Title: Get Fit with Ted
The "ungym" Workout

Jim: Welcome to "Get Fit With Ted," where we're going to take the workout out of the gym and into your home.

Super: Ted. Taking Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) SoloSTAR® since 2009

Super: (next to Ted) Lantus® Mentor (next to Jim) Certified Personal Trainer

Jim: Exercise is a very important part of any diabetes plan.

Super: Consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Today, Ted and I are going to take you through the home and show you a bunch of different exercises you can do with stuff already around your house. No gym required, and no equipment either, Ted.

Ted: That's great. I'm ready. Anything to beat that gym equipment. Let's get started.

Jim: Alright, Ted, let's go.

Title: House blueprint: "The Kitchen"

Jim: Ah, Ted, the kitchen. Normally we eat in the kitchen, but today we're going to exercise, Ted.

Ted: Exercise in the kitchen? What are we going to do, Jim?

Jim: We're going to do shoulder raises.

Title: Shoulder Raises

Super:

  • Strengthens shoulder
  • Helps with lifting and raising
2 TO 3 SETS 12 TO 15 REPS

Jim: Shoulder raises work the anterior deltoids. Otherwise known as the shoulder muscles.

Jim: Do you have any soup cans available?

Ted: Yeah, I think I do have.

Jim: Great.

Ted: Right here's a couple.

Jim: Ted, why don't you take this one?

Ted: Thank you for the light one.

Jim: Sure, no problem. We're going to stand with our feet about shoulder width apart. Your knees are going to be slightly bent for me, and your back is up nice and tall. We're going to raise that weight straight out in front, nice and slow and controlled, and return back to the starting position. Let's continue that for 12 repetitions.

Ted: Feels good, Jim.

Jim: Very good, Ted. Nice job. What do you say we continue on throughout the house and find more things that we can go ahead and exercise with?

Ted: Okay. Let's go.

Jim: All right. Let's do it, Ted. Come on.

Title: House blueprint: "The Laundry Room"

Jim: Ted, can you ever guess what exercise you'd be doing in the laundry room?

Ted: No, I can't Jim, but I bet you got an idea.

Jim: Well, it's bicep curls. Let me show you.

Title: Bicep Curls

Super:

  • Strengthens upper arm
  • Helps with lifting
2 TO 3 SETS 12 TO 15 REPS

Jim: Bicep curls work your biceps the muscles at the front of your upper arm. I call them your beach muscles.

Ted: Bicep curls?

Jim: That's right. I'm going to hand you one of these and we'll get started.

Ted: You mean I don't have to go out and buy one of them big expensive dumbbells?

Jim: No. We're going to place our elbow right at our side for me, and then our feet are about shoulder width apart, knees are slightly bent. I want you to take it all the way up to your shoulder and then slowly lower down. Good.

Ted: It's already burning, Jim.

Jim: All right.

Ted: Feels like I've done a hundred of them.

Jim: All right, let's move on.

Title: House blueprint: "The Bathroom"

Ted: Lead the way, 'cause I'm sure you'll find something else.

Jim: Now we come to the bathroom, Ted. This is a great place for exercise.

Ted: Come on, Jim. The bathroom? I'm not over the laundry room yet. What are we going to do in the bathroom?

Jim: Oh, this is awesome. I'll show you the best one. It's calf raises.

Ted: Calf raises?

Jim: Come on, follow me, Ted.

Ted: All right.

Title: Calf Raises

Super:

  • Builds strength and balance
  • Helps reduce falls
2 TO 3 SETS 12 TO 15 REPS

Jim: Calf raises work the calf - the muscles at the back of your leg.

Jim: I'm going to have you first start here with your hands right on the towel rack for me. Feet are about shoulder width apart. Now, I want you to go ahead and raise up slowly on the balls of your feet ... and slowly lower down. Great job, Ted.

Title: House blueprint: "The Living Room"

Jim: All right, let's continue on in the rest of the house. There's plenty more.

Ted: What else you got up your sleeve?

Jim: I'll tell you. Look here. It's a couch.

Ted: A couch? What are we going to do here, take a nap?

Jim: Oh, we can do couch dips. It's a great exercise.

Ted: Really?

Jim: Yeah, let me show you.

Ted: Well, let's get started.

Title: Dips

Super:

  • Strengthens upper body
  • Helps with pushing
2 TO 3 SETS 12 TO 15 REPS

Jim: Dips work your triceps which happen to be the largest muscle in your upper arm. They also work your chest and shoulders.

Jim: Just have a seat here with your hands right on the edge of the couch, with your feet right underneath of you. I just want you to slowly push up and return back to the starting position. Great job, Ted. Fifteen repetitions for me.

Jim: So, how'd you enjoy the workout?

Ted: Oh, great. I didn't realize there's so much you can do in the house. You know, I do walk Katie Dog every day.

Jim: Aw Ted, that's great. It's a great motivator to walk with a buddy and it also keeps you committed to your workout. What do you say we go take that walk now?

Ted: That'd be great. Let's go.

Jim: Thank you for joining us with "Get Fit With Ted." We're going to take that walk with Katie Dog now.

Title: Work it out @ lantusconnection.com/exercise

Title: Ted'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.

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®.

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

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.