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Doctor insights on: Lantus Insulin Glargine

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Type n insulin, is it any different from lantus (insulin glargine).?

Type n insulin, is it any different from lantus (insulin glargine).?

If 'N' = NPH, yes: It peaks in 6-8 hours, last 10-14 hours.
Lantus has mosest peaks, lasts 24 hours

the amer assoc of clinical endocrinologists
recommends not using nph, but longer acting basal insulin, like Insulin to obtain smoother control [often in combination with meal time short-acting insulin]. ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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When was lantus (insulin glargine) discovered & by whom?

When was lantus (insulin glargine) discovered & by whom?

2000: Lantus (insulin glargine) (glargine) Insulin is manufactured by sanofi-aventis. It was approved for use in the us and europe in 2000, and is one of the most widely prescribed insulins in the world. ...Read more

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What is special about lantus (insulin glargine) insulin?

What is special about lantus (insulin glargine) insulin?

Basal insulin: 40% of the Insulin a pancreas makes is done constantly and the other 60% is done to respond to your carbohydrate ingestion (when you eat). Lantus (insulin glargine) is the first Insulin that was design to take care of that 40% because it is designed to work over 24 hrs without any peak in action minimizing low blood sugar reactions. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Diabetes medication: Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Kind of insulin: This is a long acting Insulin preparation that can be given once a day for use in those with diabetes. It may need to be supplemented with short acting Insulin for optimal control. ...Read more

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What to do if I forgot my lantus (insulin glargine) dose 6 hours ago?

What to do if I forgot my lantus (insulin glargine) dose 6 hours ago?

Fair question: Hi. It happens. You can do either of two things. Just use your fast acting insulin (Novolog, Humalog, or Apidra) as needed for the next 18 hours to manage your BG, or take the Lantus (insulin glargine) 6 hours late and your next Lantus (insulin glargine) dose on time, and accept you'll be dose stacking for the first 6 hours of the next dose. Watch your BG carefully during this deviation in your regimen. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if I didn't take my once 24 hours lantus (insulin glargine) insulin?

What should I do if I didn't take my once 24 hours lantus (insulin glargine) insulin?

Resuming it ASAP: Diabetes is a result of persistently high sugar over long period of time, but acutely it is much more dangerous to have too low sugar than high. So missing a dose or two of diabetic medicine is not detrimental, but should be kept to a minimum. I suggest resuming your medicine asap. Eat well, exercise regularly, take your meds as prescribed, and see doc regularly as advised. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of splitting lantus (insulin glargine) into 2 doses as opposed to one?

Lantus (insulin glargine): Is a long acting insulin, is meant to be used once a day. Every patient is unique, so adjustig your regimen is unique as well. Is better to ask your doctor for his/her reason to do split the dose. I am curious as well. The important issue is the total dose you need per day (once, or in divided doses. Again Lantus (insulin glargine) is mainly for once a day due to it long duration). ...Read more

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Hi, how often should I be taking the insulin lantus (insulin glargine)? I'm getting 40 units a day.

Hi, how often should I be taking the insulin lantus (insulin glargine)? I'm getting 40 units a day.

Once daily: Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long acting form of Insulin that is administered once daily (at the same time, every day). It never hurts to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions, it's important to take the medications as directed. ...Read more

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3 hours Late taking lantus (insulin glargine) injection last night. When should I take tonight's injection?

3 hours Late taking lantus (insulin glargine) injection last night. When should I take tonight's injection?

Lantus (insulin glargine): Lantus (insulin glargine) is a once-a-day injection usually taken every 24 hours.
Don't worry if you miss 1-3 hours - no short term or long term things to worry about if you are keeping your blood sugar under control.

If there is wide fluctuation in your blood sugar levels I recommend you see a diabetes educator. ...Read more

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Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin?

Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin?

HYPOGLYCEMIA: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a complication of getting too much of any insulin. Since Lantus (insulin glargine) Insulin is injected you may have bruises or lumps at the injection sites. ...Read more

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How do I inject lantus (insulin glargine) twice a day?

How do I inject lantus (insulin glargine) twice a day?

Pen or syringe: Hi. I might be missing your point. Dial the dose on a pen or draw up the dose in a syringe, stick in your site of choice, and push in the plunger. Count to 10, and pull the needle out. Do that roughly every 12 hours. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use lantus (insulin glargine) and humalin r together?

Is it ok to use lantus (insulin glargine) and humalin r together?

Well: Not usually. But there are exeption to the rule. We can't really comment on this b/c we don't have your information. ...Read more

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The side effects of this insulinarent common with lantus (insulin glargine)?

The side effects of this insulinarent common with lantus (insulin glargine)?

Side effect: The blood sugar diary is the key. The side effect of concern is hypoglycemia (sugar < 80 associated with symptoms).
This side effect should never occur, if your are doing bs diary and show it to your doctor. Doctor should know how to make adjustment to dose. ...Read more

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Is lantus (insulin glargine) dose the same as normal syringe injection? Should it be applied three times a day?

Please clarify: Hi. I don't understand your question. Lantus (insulin glargine) is only given once per day (not 3 times/day). Lantus (insulin glargine) is a basal insulin (flat, non-peaking) and does not cover meal insulin requirements, which are the 3 times/day injections. The dose of Lantus (insulin glargine) is determined on an individual basis, but if you mean is the dose from a Lantus (insulin glargine) pen the same as the dose from a vial using a syringe, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the proper lantus (insulin glargine) dose for a 60 year old man with type I diabetes and when should it be taken?

What is the proper lantus (insulin glargine) dose for a 60 year old man with type I diabetes and when should it be taken?

Totally individual: There is no one right dose of insulin for everyone. Lantus (insulin glargine) can be used once a day, or divided into two doses for larger amounts. I cannot guess what this particular person's dose should be. ...Read more

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