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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

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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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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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Taking janumet 50/100 once & lantus 10 units and walk 40min daily. Winter arrive and my sugar gone haywire. Please help me. Why winter is so difficult?

Taking janumet 50/100 once & lantus 10 units and walk 40min daily. Winter arrive and my sugar gone haywire. Please help me. Why winter is so difficult?

Need more info...: This is not a simple question & would be much better suited to a 2nd opinion consult with a HealthTap doc, but we can start to think about some general ideas. Are you exercising as much, has your diet changed, do you have any allergies during this season or require steroids, have you had any colds/viruses, or other seasonal issues? Look for any. Personal changes as a starting place for discussion! ...Read more

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I forgot my am dose of victoza (liraglutide) and will be taking my bedtime dose of lantus within the hour. Should I skip the Victoza (liraglutide) until tomorrow morning or take?

I forgot my am dose of victoza (liraglutide) and will be taking my bedtime dose of lantus within the hour. Should I skip the Victoza (liraglutide) until tomorrow morning or take?

Skip: I would not recommend taking the morning medicine at bedtime and then going to sleep. Too low a blood sugar is more hazardous than too high overnight. Resume your usual regimen tomorrow morning and check your blood sugar at the usual time. If it's very elevated contact your physician or diabetologist for instructions. ...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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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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My fiancé ran out of lantus (insulin glargine) and has to wait till Tuesday to get more. But she has novolog pens. Will she be OK till Tuesday?

My fiancé ran out of lantus (insulin glargine) and has to wait till Tuesday to get more. But she has novolog pens. Will she be OK till Tuesday?

Possibly.: Presumably, your fiance is checking her blood sugar levels and following an appropriate diet. The best thing to do would be for her to phone her doctor to get advice. In addition, should she be advised to replace her Lantus (insulin glargine) immediately, most pharmacy plans have a provision for the patient (client) who has the same dilemma. In the event that they do not, one's local pharmacy can help. ...Read more

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I am type 1 diabetic since I was 8. Now I am 30. I am taking novo rapid and lantus (insulin glargine) 3 times a day. Got a proposal for insulin pen. How gud is it?

I am type 1 diabetic since I was 8. Now I am 30. I am taking novo rapid and lantus (insulin glargine) 3 times a day. Got a proposal for insulin pen. How gud is it?

Good: The Insulin pen is simply a more convenient way to take insulin. You can get Lantus (insulin glargine) and NovoLog in a pen. You will be able to dial the dose of Insulin needed. You would use a pen needle with the pen to inject the insulin. Each pen holds 300 units of insulin, so it will typically last for weeks. You do not need to refrigerate the pen once you start using it. ...Read more

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Does novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) work well for diabetes?

Does novorapid and lantus (insulin glargine) work well for diabetes?

Yes: These are two very good Insulin frequently used in the treatment of both type of diabetes. ...Read more

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Are there any long term adverse effects of lantus (insulin glargine) tx?

Adverse effects: Short term: low blood sugar or weight gain if used improperly. Fda had investigated the possible long term cancer risk and recommended no change in Lantus (insulin glargine) labeling at this time due to weak evidence. ...Read more

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Could there be a reason to take lantus (insulin glargine) insulin with food?

Could there be a reason to take lantus (insulin glargine) insulin with food?

No: Lantus (insulin glargine) is a basal insulin. It doesn't do anything for about 4 hours and then is level for about 24 hours. It should be taken at the same time every day, and you don't want to take food at the same time unless you also are taking an injection of quick acting insulin, such as before a meal. ...Read more

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Can I take lantus (insulin glargine) once a day and add actrapid before meal?

Can I take lantus (insulin glargine) once a day and add actrapid before meal?

Yes: Taking a long acting insulin (lantus) and a shorter acting insulin (Actrapid) is called basal/bolus therapy, and is the preferred way to treat type 1 diabetes. It more closely mimics the function of the normal pancreas. However, newer "analog" insulins (Novolog, Humalog, (insulin lispro) Apidra) work faster and are more predictable than Actrapid, and are preferred, and should be taken before each meal. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) with janumet for better control???

Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) with janumet for better control???

Probably but...: The 3 meds (Lantus (insulin glargine) insulin, metformin and Januvia) all work to control type 2 diabetes by different mechanism and should be effective if taken consistently and safe, but if you have specific concerns you should discuss with the doctor who has prescribed them ...Read more