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Lantus (insulin Glargine) Side Effects

What Is Lantus (Insulin Glargine)? Lantus is the brand name of insulin glargine, a long-acting insulin used to treat adults and children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus to control high blood sugar. Lantus replaces the insulin that your body no longer produces. Insulin is a natural substance that allows your body to convert dietary sugar into energy and helps store energy for later use. In type 2 diabetes mellitus, your body does not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is not used properly, causing a rise in blood sugar. Like other types of insulin, Lantus is used to normalize blood sugar levels. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual dysfunction. Proper control of diabetes has also been shown to reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Lantus is meant to be used alongside a proper diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor. Lantus is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis. It was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 as the first long-acting human insulin administered once a day with a 24-hour sugar-lowering effect. Lantus Wa Continue reading >>

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  1. mystiewolf

    Hi- I am type 2 diabetic, have been taking lantus solostar for over a year and it just isn't?

    ... working. My doctor has had me on 12 units a bedtime, along with oral meds daily. Glucose are up in the 400s, doctor is yelling at me to get them under control and I have been doing everything I can, even starving myself. I am sitting here in tears because she upped the lantus to 15 units twice a day, and for the past 5 days, still no change. I am frustrated, tired, angry and want to give up and who cares! What should I do???

  2. KA kaismama

    Find another dr. Oviously the lantus isn't working for you. Either that or the oral meds aren't but you need an evaluation fast since you're blood sugar is so high. Are you seeing an endocrinologist? Truthfully, I think I'd go to the er if I had a blood sugar that high, and all your doc did was have you take lantus twice a day instead of once. Something is going on and your dr is not finding out what. You could have an infection too. They drive your blood sugar up.

  3. BO boogieman831

    Thats true i would change doctors.But if you don,t want to you can always ask your doctor to put you on janumet it works good.also try cinomon it will stop your blood sugar from spikeing

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