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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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This Is Me: Loretha

Title: This is Me: Loretha

Super: Living with diabetes since: 2002 Taking Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)
SoloSTAR® since 2007

Loretha: I have this thing called "sugar diabetes"; sometimes I wonder why; oh, sometimes I have to cry.

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

Sometimes I wonder why;oh, no, no, no, no; no, no, no, no; You can win. I have my family and my friends.

Title: Has diabetes made you stronger? How?

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

Loretha: Has having diabetes made me stronger? Yes, it has certainly made me stronger because it lets me know that I can do it. It was very challenging, but I've had success.

Title: You've been happily married 34 years. What's your secret?

Loretha: The secret for being married for 34 years...prayer -- much prayer; loving one another; being patient, forgiving; each one of us trying to make each other happy; coming together and working together to become one.

Title: Why did you choose to become a Lantus® Mentor?

Loretha: I joined the Lantus Connection® because I decided that this was a way that I could make a difference. And that's what I want to do, to help others.

Title: If you had to spend the rest of your life on a desert island, what 3 things would you take along with you?

Loretha: What three things would I take on a desert island? Certainly my bible, my guide, my husband, my lover, and my keyboard. I could serenade him and myself. We could encourage each other. [Laughs] Something to think about.

Title: You always say "love is action." What does that mean to you?

Loretha: I say "love is action" because a lot of people can say that they love you, and they don't do anything to show it. When I say that I love you, I want to do everything that I can to help you, so that means I'm going to do more than talk it. I'm going to be concerned about you and that's what I do and that's what I expect people to do when say they love me. You can show it by your actions.

Title: When you get down about diabetes, or anything else, what song pops into your head?

Loretha: When I get down thinking about the fact that I have diabetes and since I love music I think about the song "I Can Win With My Family and Friends." [singing] Oh I can win, Oh I can win, I have my family and my friends. Oh I can win, yes I can win.

Title: Loretha'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.