Day 7: Keeping Focused on Your Goals
Tips to Help You Stay on Track
It’s been a week and hopefully you’ve been able to make Lantus® fit into your day to day routine.
You’re doing great! Be proud of what you’ve done so far, and try to stay on track with what’s working.
Keep checking—and logging—your blood sugar levels, as often as your doctor prescribes. It’s how you can
be sure your numbers stay within their target range. Keep in mind, even if you’re perfect about following
your treatment plan, your blood sugar levels can become too high or too low. So it’s important to talk to your doctor about it and not to blame yourself.
A few signs to look out for are:
Possible Signs of High Blood Sugar
Possible Signs of Low Blood Sugar
Frequent trips to the restroom
You need to check you blood sugar level when you have any of these signs. The signs may or may not be related to your blood sugar level.
It’s also possible that you may not experience any symptoms when your blood sugar goes above or below your
target ranges. Some people don’t, and that’s why it’s important to check your levels often. Be sure to carry
either glucose tablets or non-sugar-free hard candies to quickly raise your blood sugar, in case your numbers
become too low.
Above all, remember why you’re continuing to check your blood sugar levels: You want to continue the good work
you’ve already done.
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.