Month 3: Lantus® Connection™
Each season has its own possibilities for staying active as part of your diabetes treatment plan.
That's why, when you join Lantus® Connection™, you'll also get tips that are specific to the season you're in.
Here's a sample of some winter tips:
Outdoor Winter Activities
Winter means wearing a few extra layers when you go outside. But there are great activities you can do
to make it worthwhile. Before you try a new physical activity, talk to your doctor. Changes in exercise
can affect your insulin dose.
This chart shows how many calories you burn per hour:
Find Your Motivation
When you want to change your behavior, setting small goals can help prevent failure. Ask yourself what you really want to accomplish. Pick one small goal that you can achieve. Keep your goals simple:
- Getting 10 extra minutes of exercise every week
- Losing 5 pounds next month
- Keeping your blood sugar under control by eating healthy
The key is to be prepared to change before setting your goals. Then remind yourself of your motivation.
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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.
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.