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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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Lynda: Her Lifestyle With Diabetes

Title: Meet Lynda

Lynda: I've been to Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Honduras and last year, I was in Tanzania.

Super: Lynda, Taking Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) SoloSTAR® Since 2007.

Narrator: Meet Lynda, a certified diabetes educatora who travels the world as a medical missionary. The tables turned when she developed type 2 diabetes herself. But that hasn't kept her from logging frequent flyer miles.

Title: How I Learned I had Diabetes

Lynda: Even though the doctor was saying, "Yes, you do have diabetes," I just didn't believe it at first.

I was taking a course as a CDE at the University. And about a week before the course they sent us this package that said, "For a week, you have diabetes and we want you to do everything you tell your patients to do." Well they sent us some diabetes equipment and it included a glucose meter and test strips, etc. And the first time I checked my blood sugar it was 160.

And since I'm a diabetes educator I had about a dozen different meters in my office. So I lined them all up across my desk and checked my blood sugar on every one of them. And they were all over 160. And I went, "Oh my gosh, I've got diabetes."

When I thought about it, I thought to myself, "What are the symptoms?" And I went down all the symptoms and I had almost every one of them.

Title: I Asked for Insulin

Lynda: My doctor said that he's never had a patient ask him to be put on insulin before.

Super: Before starting Lantus®, tell your doctor about other medicines and supplements you are taking and all medical conditions.

Lynda: I tried the healthy eating and the exercise alone for a while, when I first started with diabetes. Then my doctor said, "We need to put you on medication." So he did start me on some different oral medicines. We did that for a while and it worked for a while. But after a couple of years, my A1C started to slowly climb. And I knew where it should be and I knew I wasn't getting there.

So I told the doctor, "I know I can do better with insulin."

Super: Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Lynda: And, after he got over the shock of a patient asking him to go on insulin, he agreed that, yeah, we'd start the insulin. And he started me on Lantus®.

Narrator: Insulin is taken as part of an overall diabetes treatment plan, which may include diet, exercise, and other diabetes medications.

You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus®. Ask your doctor how often and when you should check your blood sugar. 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.

Lynda: And he told me about how the Lantus® was supposed to work. It's just one injection a day, at bedtime, and that the insulin didn't have a peak to it. It just kind of worked slow and steady all through the day.

Narrator: Despite the fact that Lynda is a nurse, she, like many other people, struggled with the first injection.

Lynda: I was a little hesitant at first, but then it's, get over it. Just do it. And I was relieved. It didn't hurt like pricking my fingers. I didn't even realize the needle went in.

Super: Individual injection discomfort levels may vary

Title: Getting to the Right Dose

Lynda: I wanted to get instant results. I wanted my blood sugar to be under control today.

When I first started on taking insulin, we started at a low dose. And we watched the blood sugars real closely, the doctor and I. It took a while to see much change in my blood sugar reading.

Super: The most common side effect of insulin is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening.

Narrator: 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.

Title: Living With Diabetes

Lynda: I don't let diabetes keep me from doing what I want to do.

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

Lynda: I use a bottle and syringe for my insulin when I'm at home, but I'm a part-time medical missionary, and I travel all over the world. And, to take along a bottle and syringe is a little bit more cumbersome than I'd like.

So I started using the Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen.

Narrator: To help ensure an accurate dose each time, follow all steps in the instruction leaflet that comes with your pen. Otherwise, you may not get the correct amount of insulin, which may affect your blood sugar levels.

Lynda: I like Lantus®, because it gives me that baseline insulin that my body's not making enough of. I love a challenge. I challenge myself to keep my blood sugars as well- controlled as I can. I try to keep my A1C under control. And, it's a good feeling when you get those numbers.

Super:
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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.