Month 1: Lantus® Connection™
To help manage blood sugar, it's important to stay active, motivated, and follow your treatment plan, which may include diet, exercise, and other diabetes medicines. Lantus® Connection™ can help. When you sign up, you get access to tips and information on subjects that range from eating out with friends and easy seasonal exercise ideas to 30-minute diabetes-friendly recipes and blood sugar management.
6 Ways to Help You Stay Motivated
On your diabetes journey, it's important to keep up with your daily routine. Sometimes, it can get repetitive, so we've listed some tips to keep you going:
Recognize your accomplishments.
Talk about your accomplishments. These should be shared and celebrated.
Walk to your favorite shopping center instead of driving.
Get a full night's sleep.
Shoot for 7 to 8 hours and wake up refreshed.
Read a good book.
Pick up a good book. It's great treadmill material.
Turn up the volume.
Listen to different music every time you walk.
Every time you achieve a goal, treat yourself to a date with friends.
With a positive attitude, you'll be more motivated to get things done and achieve
Learn to Relax
Breathing exercises are a great way to start. Try this simple technique from the
American Diabetes Association: Sit or lie down with your arms and legs uncrossed.
Take a deep breath, then exhale as much air as you can. Repeat, trying to relax
your muscles while you breathe out. Do this exercise at least once a day for
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Lantus® Connection™ brings you:
Personalized email or mail
Your choice of email or mail with personalized information on topics from diet
and exercise to helpful tips from a Lantus® Mentor
A website featuring videos on how to get the most from your Lantus®
Download tools such as a blood sugar diary, a Doctor Discussion Guide, an A1C tracker, and a meal planning guide
The Mentor Network, which offers webisodes as well as helpful, informative blogs hosted by people with type 2 diabetes who have achieved blood sugar control on Lantus®
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.