Day 7: Your 7-Day Checklist
It’s been a busy week since you started taking Lantus®.
Let’s take a look at your progress and see how far you’ve come.
You’ve had a lot to learn in these first few days. So don’t be surprised or disappointed if you haven’t remembered it all.
Here are some quick links to help you review some of the important things we’ve covered in the first week.
I gave myself my first insulin injection. I was able to follow the instructions.
Need a review? Visit Injecting Lantus®
I know who’s in my support network. I feel that they’re
ready to help me.
Find more areas where people can help at Building a Support System
I learned how important my blood sugar log is to finding the right dose. I have also begun to watch for patterns that may affect my blood sugar level.
Download your blood sugar log at Working Towards Blood Sugar Control
I read the steps toward success from the experts. They inspire me.
Review them all at Steps Toward Success
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
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
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 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.
Tell your doctor about other medicines 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 liver or kidney problems,
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to
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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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.