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65 year old type 2 diabetic 80units of lantus@ bed time. What happens if I forget to take it one night? I ran out can I wait till tomorrow?

65 year old type 2 diabetic 80units of lantus@ bed time. What happens if I forget to take it one night? I ran out can I wait till tomorrow?

Resume ASAP: Although Lantus (insulin glargine) has no peak and long 24 hour duration of action it would be best not to miss your normally scheduled dose for too long. Make sure you get in touch with your doctor asap for a refill and / or samples!

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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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I take lantus (insulin glargine) 20 units at night and glimeperide 2mg in the morning was 73kgs a year ago now am 88 kgs what can I replace the 2 with?

I take lantus (insulin glargine) 20 units at night and glimeperide 2mg in the morning was 73kgs a year ago now am 88 kgs what can I replace the 2 with?

No easy answer: Your weight gain can be due to many reasons. The improvement in your blood sugar control since being on these medications is probably a major reason. Unfortunately, medications like glimeperide and Insulin promote weight gain, whereas other medications for diabetes such as metformin and glp-1 agonists promote weight loss. You should talk to your doctor about these other possible medications. ...Read more

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Last night sugar was 135 before bed. I didn't eat anything else. I injected the dose of lantus (insulin glargine) like every night and woke up with my sugar at 315...

Last night sugar was 135 before bed. I didn't eat anything else. I injected the dose of lantus (insulin glargine) like every night and woke up with my sugar at 315...

Reactive hyperglycem: The Lantus (insulin glargine) may have lowered your blood sugar and the liver stepped in to produce glucose called the somayaghi effect.
May need to reduce the Lantus (insulin glargine) dose.
Consult your diabetic specialist. ...Read more

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I urinate frequently at night but not during the day, my blood sugar is about 80s during the day and about 160 @ night. I take 25 units of lantus (insulin glargine) @?

I urinate frequently at night but not during the day, my blood sugar is about 80s during the day and about 160 @ night. I take 25 units of lantus (insulin glargine) @?

Nocturnal glycosuria: If your blood sugar is high at night, and you are peeing more often as a result, you need better night time control of you diabetes - so an Insulin dosage adjustment will be needed. If you are not taking multiple injections a day, you may need to start splitting your dose or adding nph at bedtime. Talk to your doctor about how to handle. It also helps to take multiple blood sugar readings at night. ...Read more

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I don't sleep all night I wake up sweating and dry mouth I am type 2 should I have my Lantus before I go to bed I am tired in mornings?

I don't sleep all night I wake up sweating and dry mouth I am type 2 should I have my Lantus before I go to bed I am tired in mornings?

Night sweats: Your tiredness is because of lack of sleep
Check your sugar levels when you get sweating at night. you could be getting low sugars and the insulin dos may need rectification. This not common with lotus though. You will need to see your GP for examination to rule out other causes of night sweats and in particular they have to make sure you don't have any swollen lymph glans. Also a battery of tests ...Read more

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I am currently taking 27 units of lantus BID. If I were to switch to Trujeo what would my dosage be?

Consult with your Dr: That is a question best left to your treating doctor. There are many factors to consider when switching medications including wether or not it is in your best interest to do so. Make an appointment and discuss your questions with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it possible for you to take victoza (liraglutide) with lantus?

Is it possible for you to take victoza (liraglutide) with lantus?

Great combination: Hi. Yes, they work great in combination, and I prescribe the two of them together all the time! To your tight control! ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Can I put lantus and victoza in the same injection site?

Can I put lantus and victoza in the same injection site?

Yes and no: Having the two drug together is not a problem. They can even be mixed together. Injecting in one spot too much is sometimes a problem. It can lead to bruising and lipodystrophy. So rotate the injection sites around. ...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