Month 3: You Can Do It
You’ve come a long way! Over the course of the past 3 months, you’ve probably learned that the key to accomplishing one
goal after another is to stay positive. As you move forward in your treatment journey, here are a few tips to help you
stay on track to achieve blood sugar control.
See How Shenee Found Motivation to Stick to Her Workout Routine
“I really didn’t like the idea of going to the gym or working out with a personal trainer. To me, that seemed so uninspiring.
One day, a fellow nurse came to work just glowing—she was so excited about this yoga class she took. She couldn’t
stop talking about it. She asked me to go with her, but I didn’t think yoga was for me. I am not flexible! But she
kept talking about it, so finally I decided to go. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. What I learned is that yoga
is not just a workout, it’s about breathing, relaxing, and meditating. Yes, I get a good workout while doing it,
but I get so much more."
Shenee, taking Lantus® SoloSTAR® since 2006
Focus on the Positive
We all take on tasks that aren’t our favorites—but if you take the time to explore what you can ultimately
learn from the task or how it can help you grow, it can help you stay motivated. Perhaps you will master
something new or you will improve yourself in some way. Focus on that.
Make it Fun
When it comes to motivation, having a good attitude is everything. Most tasks have the potential to be
enjoyable, so look for ways to have fun while working on them.
Try a Different Approach
When something doesn’t feel right, take a moment to understand why and see if you can think of a different
way of achieving that goal. Sometimes, a different approach will give you a new attitude and open you up
to a new experience.
Recognize Your Progress
To achieve goals, it sometimes helps to break them down into smaller steps, which will also help you track
your progress. When you do this, you are able to see how far you’ve come in relation to the big picture
and see how much you have left to achieve.
This is the most powerful way to stay motivated. Once you have reached a goal, reward yourself for your
hard work! For some tasks, rewarding yourself with a few moments of relaxation is enough. For others, you
need to celebrate!
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.