Being consistent with a schedule helped José with managing his blood sugar.
Super: José, Taking Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) SoloSTAR® Since 2007.
José: What I like about Lantus® is that I only have to take it once-a-day, and it lasts for 24 hours.
Super: Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Super: The most common side effect is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening.
José: Me, I'll take it in the morning, and it lasts me all day, all night.
Super: Insulin is taken as part of an overall diabetes treatment plan, which may include diet, exercise and other diabetes medications.
José: All you have to do is screw on the needle, turn the dial, put the units… the amount of units the doctor has prescribed, and inject it.
Super: Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others.
Super: Follow all steps in the instruction leaflet that comes with your pen. Otherwise, you may not get the correct amount of insulin injected which may affect your blood sugar levels.
José: It's such a small needle… I use a 31-gauge needle. It's very thin, so I hardly feel a thing.
Super: Individual injection discomfort results may vary.
Super: Please click below for additional Important Safety Information.
Please click below for Full Prescribing Information.Individual results may vary. Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles.
If you take Lantus® at night, you might leave a note on your nightstand. If you take it in the morning, leave your Lantus® near your toothbrush.
Bring a Log With You
Always carry your Blood Sugar Log with you or get a blood sugar monitor with a built-in memory and record your numbers in your log later.
It also helps to be consistent in how you organize your supplies. For example, keep your non-refrigerated supplies all together in one place—say, a kitchen or bathroom cabinet, a linen closet, or a dresser drawer in your bedroom—out of reach of children, of course.
*Certain restrictions apply. See Savings Card for details when you enroll.
*Based on TRx data from IMS Health, NPA™ monthly database, time period from May 2003 to November 2011.