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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i took about 140 units of lantus (insulin glargine) long acting insulin would it result in a fatality?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Depends: Hi. No way to tell. Are you a type 1 or a type 2? What's your normal Lantus (insulin glargine) dose? If you made a grievous dosing error, go to the ER (drinking juice on the way), so they can have an IV in you and be prepared for a crash. I have type 2's who use Lantus (insulin glargine) 300-400 units/day; 140 units wouldn't kill them. I have type 1's using 16 units/day; 140 units would mess them up pretty badly. Be safe.
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