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Basaglar® (insulin Glargine Injection 100 Units/ml), A Long-acting Basal Insulin, Is Now Available In U.s.

In December 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved BASAGLAR as a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 2 diabetes. BASAGLAR should not be used to treat diabetic ketoacidosis. BASAGLAR should not be used during episodes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or in people with an allergy to insulin glargine or any of the ingredients in BASAGLAR. "Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim are proud to bring another proven effective diabetes treatment choice to people who may need a long-acting insulin to help control their blood sugar," said David Kendall, M.D., vice president, Global Medical Affairs, Lilly Diabetes. "We know that starting insulin can be a challenging experience for some people with type 2 diabetes. As part of our continuing commitment to the diabetes community, we are expanding our educational resources." With resources designed to be simple, BASAGLAR goes beyond just insulin by offering helpful support for people beginning insulin. These bilingual resources include an app for smartphones and tablets to provide an interactive experience that helps patients relax and guides them throug Continue reading >>

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  1. Jen

    Puberty peak takes full TDD to bring down
    If this is the route you’re going you might as well just get the Medtronic 670 don’t you think? It’s impossible to read the future…
    I’m going to be asking my endo for a prescription for the 630G, just so I have something “on file” with my insurance company should I suddenly decide to get a pump now (changing jobs, etc.). However, my understanding of the 670G is that it can only handle minor adjustments before it kicks you into manual mode and lets you take care of it. So I don’t think it would be able to handle the 12-unit increase in basal that I just experienced over the past 48 hours…
    Puberty peak takes full TDD to bring down
    Are you as excited to see @Jen ‘s tresiba trial as I am?

    Ha, I was actually second-guessing myself this morning, just because I experienced my usual 50% increase in basal over the past 24-48 hours and had to make tweaks to an overnight segment since my BG suddenly started rising significantly at 4:00 AM. I’m really nervous about how Tresiba will handle those types of things… I’m feeling a bit reluctant to do something that may put my BG control totally out of whack, and then have to readjust again if I go back to the pump. I’ll still ask for a sample and/or prescription, though. I think the holidays would be a good time to give it a try, so I’ll probably still go ahead with it.

  2. Jen

    Puberty peak takes full TDD to bring down
    but that long-time PWDs have a hard time believing that

    I’ve had T1 for 26 years and most definitely believe you!

  3. Sam

    You experienced a big variation in basal absorption / insulin effectiveness which is affected by so many factors it’s impossible to account for them all. The only solution is to use something that’s impervious to many of them. You can not program a pump to read the future and account for the vagueries of how your body absorbs and proccessss rapid acting analog insulins. It is not possible. Please don’t second guess yourself. Give it a try, if it doesn’t work out you can go right back.

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