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Levemir Vs. Lantus: Similarities And Differences

Levemir and Lantus are both long-acting injectable insulins that can be used for long-term management of diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the body by the pancreas. It helps convert the glucose (sugar) in your bloodstream into energy. This energy is then distributed to cells throughout your body. With diabetes, your pancreas produces little or no insulin or your body is unable to use the insulin correctly. Without insulin, your body can’t use the sugars in your blood and can become starved for energy. The excess sugar in your blood can also damage different parts of your body, including your blood vessels and kidneys. Everyone with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes must use insulin to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Levemir is a solution of insulin detemir, and Lantus is a solution of insulin glargine. Both are basal insulin formulas. That means that they work slowly to lower your blood sugar levels. They’re both absorbed into your body over a 24-hour period. They keep blood sugar levels lowered for longer than short-acting insulins do. Although the formulations are slightly different, Levemir and Lantus are very similar drugs. Continue reading >>

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  1. DiabeticSkater

    I have just noticed the label on the front of my Lantus Solostar box says "pens in use must not be stored in the refridgerator". What the hell does this mean?

  2. jallsop

    DiabeticSkater said:
    I have just noticed the label on the front of my Lantus Solostar box says "pens in use must not be stored in the refridgerator". What the hell does this mean? Mine says the same. It just means that unused pens must be stored in the fridge. Once used for the first time, they must no longer be kept there.
    Jackie

  3. DiabeticSkater

    But why can't they be stored in the fridge once being used?. I've always kept them in the fridge used or not.

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