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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.

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Day 7: How Are You Doing?

Now that you've just completed your first 7 days of treatment with Lantus®, this might be a good time to take a moment to think about what you've accomplished.

Week in Review
Protein is the body's main source of sugar.
True or False

Protein is the body's main source of sugar.

False.

Carbohydrates (or carbs) are the body's main source of glucose (sugar). It's important to regulate the amount of carbs you eat.

Exercise may change the way your body uses insulin.
True or False

Exercise may change the way your body uses insulin.

True.

It's important to talk with your doctor about your fitness routine. Any change in physical activity level may require a change to your insulin dose.

I can expect that all my blood sugar readings will always be in my target range
True or False

I can expect that all my blood sugar readings will always be in my target range.

False.

Blood sugar levels change based on what you eat, how much you exercise, your diabetes medicines, and other factors. It's important to check your blood sugar levels as often as your doctor recommends, keep a blood sugar log, and talk with your doctor regularly.

I can inject Lantus® in the same spot as my previous injection.
True or False

I can inject Lantus® in the same spot as my previous injection.

False.

Injection sites should be changed within the same body area from one injection to the next.

I don't have to refrigerate my Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen after it's opened.
True or False

I don't have to refrigerate my Lantus®SoloSTAR® pen after it's opened.

True.

Once opened, the Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen must be kept at room temperature for 28 days, then it must be thrown away.

If I feel okay, I don't have to check my blood sugar that day.
True or False

If I feel okay, I don't have to check my blood sugar that day.

False.

To keep an accurate log of your blood sugar levels, you'll need to check your blood sugar, as recommended by your doctor.

Once my doctor prescribes my dose, it won't change.
True or False

Once my doctor prescribes my dose, it won't change.

False.

Your dose may change based on your insulin needs. This adjustment is common, especially during your first few months taking Lantus®. This is not uncommon and does not mean you've done anything wrong. Your doctor will work with you to find the right dose.

If I need help I can turn to a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)a.
True or False

If I need help I can turn to a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)a.

True.

A CDE helps you learn about diabetes self-management and works closely with you and your doctor to develop a treatment plan that will be realistic and effective, including meal planning and carb counting. There are FREE online education sessions available with our CDEs live on webcam to answer your questions. They'll also share information and offer expert advice that can help you manage your blood sugar levels.

I'll need to be consistent with my schedule if I want to help control my blood sugar.
True or False

I'll need to be consistent with my schedule if I want to help control my blood sugar.

True.

Managing blood sugar is based on being consistent with your routine, including eating, exercising, and monitoring blood sugar levels.

I'll never be able to travel again.
True or False

I'll never be able to travel again.

False.

You can travel anywhere as long as you bring the right supplies and you plan ahead. If you travel across time zones, talk to your doctor about how to time your insulin injections.

You're Done!

Whether you answered one right, or got them all right, every day is a new opportunity to learn more. So keep it going!

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.
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