Day 6: How to Know if You’re on Track
It’s Day 6 and you may be wondering if you’re on the right track. While it’s still too early to tell how your
treatment is going, there are a few questions you can ask yourself:
Have I made taking Lantus® a normal part of my routine?
Have I been filling in my blood sugar log so my doctor and I can see patterns in my blood sugar levels?
Have my blood sugar levels gone down at all since Day 1?
You may have other questions—ones that you’d like to ask your healthcare team. It’s a good idea to write them down
and keep them with your blood sugar log. Remember: your healthcare team is there to help give you treatment guidance and helpful
tips on how to make Lantus® a normal part of your routine. Don’t be afraid to give them a call and ask questions.
Above all, it’s important to stay committed to the schedule you’ve established. And be patient. You may see changes
quickly, or it may take a little more time, but eventually, you’ll be feeling the results of your efforts. And you
may be happy with the things you see.
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.
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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.