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Can Too Much Lantus Cause High Blood Sugar

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Insulin Glargine (lantus)

What is INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Insulin glargine is a bioengineered (man-made) injectable form of long-acting insulin that is used to regulate sugar (glucose) levels in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Individuals with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin on their own; and individuals with type 2 diabetes do not produce enough insulin, or insulin is not as effective due to insulin resistance. Insulin glargine works the same way as natural human insulin, but it's action lasts longer. It helps diabetic patients regulate glucose or sugar in the body. Insulin glargine works by promoting movement of sugar from blood into body tissues and also stops sugar production in liver. Insulin glargine is man-made insulin that mimics the actions of human insulin. The FDA approved insulin glargine in April 2000. What are the side effects of INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE? Common side effects of insulin glargine are: Local allergic reactions that may occur at the injection sites are: Long term use of insulin glargine can lead to thickening of fat tissues at the injection site. Severe allergic reactions are: Swelling under the skin Bronchospasm (tightening o 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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Unlocking The Basal Mystery

We all know about bolus, but do you know how basal insulin works? Here’s the inside story. Any person with diabetes on insulin therapy knows that you need insulin when you eat a meal. Using a see-saw as an analogy, food and insulin balance each other out. Too much food and not enough insulin, you have hyperglycemia. Too much insulin and not enough food, and you have hypoglycemia. But most people who use insulin also realize that it’s not just for when you eat. Folks with a pump use insulin nearly 24 hours a day, taking only short breaks for showering, swimming, or sex. Also, people who manage with multiple daily injections (MDIs) have to take two types of insulin, a short-acting bolus insulin (Humalog, Novolog or Apidra) for their meals as well as a long-acting basal insulin (Levemir or Lantus). There’s a big difference between the two, but many people with diabetes don’t understand what basal insulin is and what it means to them. They either follow doctor’s orders and take long-acting insulin without understanding exactly what’s going on in their bodies or, worse, they don’t follow doctor’s orders. Let’s look at basal insulin, what it does, and how to test your b Continue reading >>

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  1. righteousdude2

    Can Too Much Lantus Rasie Blood Sugar?

    I've been noticing that the more Lantus I take, the higher my fasting number is. When I back off the dosage, the fasting number goes down too!
    Just wondering if anyone else is having similar problems???
    Pastor Paul

  2. Shanny

    Not sure i understand why this presents a problem. The goal is lower fastings, attained by using as little insulin as possible, right? What am I missing here?

  3. breezeonby

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    Originally Posted by removethehaze
    I've been noticing that the more Lantus I take, the higher my fasting number is. When I back off the dosage, the fasting number goes down too!
    Just wondering if anyone else is having similar problems???
    Pastor Paul I have noticed some weird things happening while taking Lantus. I have had to skip my bedtime dose several times. I had surgery done in February and didn't take any Lantus the night before and my blood sugar was perfect all day. I skipped a dose one night when I just didn't want to take it and my blood sugar was perfect all day. The beginning of March I started to decrease the dose because I was having too many lows and I really haven't notice much change. The only change is that my FBS is a little higher, but that is what I wanted the decrease in dosage to do. My FBS is between 75 and 85. I think that there are some things about insulin which we just don't have an answer for. I have read that your basal insulin should be 70% of your TDD.

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11-11-11 I wasn't doing this... 1 year later and it seems like I've been doing this forever!

Lantus

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. (lant-us) What is in this leaflet It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using Lantus against the benefits they expect it will have for you. If you have any concerns about using this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. What Lantus is used for Lantus is used to reduce high blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes mellitus. Lantus is a modified insulin that is very similar to human insulin. It is a substitute for the insulin produced by the pancreas. Lantus is a long-acting insulin. Your doctor may tell you to use a rapid-acting human insulin or oral diabetes medication in combination with Lantus. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Lantus has been prescribed for you. Before you use Lantus When you must not use Lantus Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include: If you have a lot of hypos discuss appropriate treatment with your doctor. After the expiry date printed on th Continue reading >>

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  1. righteousdude2

    Can Too Much Lantus Rasie Blood Sugar?

    I've been noticing that the more Lantus I take, the higher my fasting number is. When I back off the dosage, the fasting number goes down too!
    Just wondering if anyone else is having similar problems???
    Pastor Paul

  2. Shanny

    Not sure i understand why this presents a problem. The goal is lower fastings, attained by using as little insulin as possible, right? What am I missing here?

  3. breezeonby

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by removethehaze
    I've been noticing that the more Lantus I take, the higher my fasting number is. When I back off the dosage, the fasting number goes down too!
    Just wondering if anyone else is having similar problems???
    Pastor Paul I have noticed some weird things happening while taking Lantus. I have had to skip my bedtime dose several times. I had surgery done in February and didn't take any Lantus the night before and my blood sugar was perfect all day. I skipped a dose one night when I just didn't want to take it and my blood sugar was perfect all day. The beginning of March I started to decrease the dose because I was having too many lows and I really haven't notice much change. The only change is that my FBS is a little higher, but that is what I wanted the decrease in dosage to do. My FBS is between 75 and 85. I think that there are some things about insulin which we just don't have an answer for. I have read that your basal insulin should be 70% of your TDD.

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