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What Happens If I Miss A Dose Of Lantus Solostar?

What Happens If I Miss A Dose Of Lantus Solostar?

What happens if I miss a dose of Lantus Solostar? Do not skip doses of Lantus Solostar. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia), a potentially life-threatening condition, may result. Symptoms of high blood sugar include thirst, drowsiness, quickened breath, upset stomach, frequent urination, and confusion. Your doctor should give you a plan to follow in case you miss taking a dose of this prescription insulin for your diabetes. Never take two doses at once. Chemical Toxins Relationship Abuse Diabetes Complications Body Contouring Your Lifestyle The Five Senses Stages Of Colon Cancer Patient Education For Improving Rx Drug Adherence Your Mind Male Reproductive System Parts Parenting Teens Morning Sickness & Pregnancy Mental Health Therapies Sharecare Bladder Cancer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Digestive Diseases Schizophrenia Hydrocephalus Conception Achieved (Pregnancy) Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs. Continue reading >>

Insulin Glargine - Injection

Insulin Glargine - Injection

This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs. Insulin glargine is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Insulin glargine is a man-made product that is similar to human insulin. It replaces the insulin that your body would normally make. It acts longer than regular insulin, providing a low, steady level of insulin. It works by helping blood sugar (glucose) get into cells so your body can use it for energy. Insulin glargine may be used with a shorter-acting insulin product. It may also be used alone or with other diabetes drugs. Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor, diabetes educator, or pharmacist. Follow all package directions for proper use/injection/storage of the particular type of device/insulin you are using. Your health care professional will teach you how to properly inject this medication. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not inject cold insulin because this can be painful. The insulin container you are currently using can be kept at room temperature Continue reading >>

Forgot To Take Lantus..what Should I Do?

Forgot To Take Lantus..what Should I Do?

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. I was at a party the other night, and I honestly forgot to take my Lantus. I wasent quite sure what to do the next morning, so I just decided to check my sugars at random parts of the day, and just use my correction dosage. But I also realized that I am still in the honeymoon period, so its not like I had NO insulin in me whatso ever. If you guys have any suggestions or better steps to take for me to take if I ever forget to take it again, pleaseeeee tell me. Thanks If it were me, I would just monitor and cover all day until my normal shot time. I'd probably also be taking it twice a day, as from what I read it seems to work better that way, and would also cut down on the severity of a missed shot. It has been awhile since I used lantus, but I probably would have gone with a split dose and then checked all day long and corrected. I've done this before when I was taking my Lantus before bed. Woke up about 3AM and remembered that I had not taken my shot before bed. Checked my bg to be sure and sure enough, middle 300's !!! Called one of our local ER's and to tell you the truth, they were NOT much help. When I explained my situation, their response was "Well, we don't think it would hurt you to take it now but we really aren't advising you one way or the other." I was like WTF?? Aren't they supposed to be there to help you?? I finally was able to get in touch with my CDE through the hospital and he told me to go ahead and take it but to monitor the next 24 hrs very closely. My suggestion would be to discuss this with your endo. It's best to know what to do before a situation arises. i'm pretty s Continue reading >>

A Large Difference In Dose Timing Of Basal Insulin Introduces Risk Of Hypoglycemia And Overweight: A Cross-sectional Study

A Large Difference In Dose Timing Of Basal Insulin Introduces Risk Of Hypoglycemia And Overweight: A Cross-sectional Study

Go to: Abstract Basal insulin should be injected at the same time each day, but people with diabetes sometimes mistime their injections. It is not known whether irregular daily dose timing affects diabetes-related factors. We report here our evaluation of the effects of deviations from a regular dosing schedule on glycemic control and hypoglycemia on patients treated with long-acting insulin (insulin glargine U100). We also consider the effects of ultra-long-acting insulin (insulin degludec) in this context. Methods Nineteen individuals with type 1 diabetes and 58 with type 2 diabetes were enrolled. Demographic data on all participants were retrieved from their medical records. Variation in dose timing was determined as the difference between the time of the earliest mistimed dose and the time of the latest mistimed dose, for each participant, over a 2-week period. All participants completed the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities questionnaire, Problem Areas in Diabetes scale and 5-Item World Health Organization Well-being Index. Glargine U100 was switched to degludec in those individuals with type 2 diabetes who achieved inadequate glycemic control or suffered from frequent hypoglycemic episodes or who required two injections per day, and changes in hemoglobin A1c level and frequency of hypoglycemic episodes during the 12-week period were compared. A greater difference in dose timing was related to a higher frequency of hypoglycemic episodes and overweight in persons with type 2 diabetes. Smoking, drinking and living alone were independently associated with a greater difference in dose timing. Insulin degludec decreased the frequency of hypoglycemia and improved glycemic control in participants whose dose mistiming was >120 min. Fixed dose timing should be employ Continue reading >>

Ask D'mine: Missing In Action

Ask D'mine: Missing In Action

Need help navigating life with diabetes? Ask D'Mine! That would be our weekly advice column, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois. This week he's offering some wisdom on what we people with diabetes (PWD) can do if and when we miss a dose of insulin... Yes, it happens. So, read on! {Got your own questions? Email us at [email protected]} Edwin, type 2 from Maryland, writes: I have been diabetic for approximately 12 years. I take Humalog shots before meals, and one shot of 28 units of Lantus at bedtime. My question is, what do I do if I miss a bedtime Lantus shot, and I realize this the next day? This is exactly what happened this morning. The previous night, I had stayed home watching movies and I had a few vodka martinis. I got sleepy, and just went to sleep. When I woke up, I realized I forgot my shot! [email protected] D'Mine answers: Gotta watch out for those vodka martinis! But these kind of things can happen to all of us, with or without the martinis, so don't feel badly. Actually, I'm amazed you remembered in the morning. Maybe your blood sugar reminded you? ;-) As to what to do about the missed shot, this is a trickier question than you might think. I'll give you my thoughts, but this probably falls into the "ask your doctor" category, which means that I need to remind everyone that my title of Doctor WilD is a purely honorary one, granted to me by an un-accredited mail-order "university" in the northeastern part of Liechtenstein. And on top of that, my honorary doctorate isn't a medical degree, but a PhD, and it isn't even in diabetes, it's in underwater basket weaving. So, the medical disclaimer dispensed with, let us proceed... Some missed meds should be taken as soon as you realize you missed them. With others, you need to Continue reading >>

Lantus 100 Unit/ml Subcutaneous Solution

Lantus 100 Unit/ml Subcutaneous Solution

Insulin glargine is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.Insulin glargine is a man-made product that is similar to human insulin. It replaces the insulin that your body would normally make. It acts longer than regular insulin, providing a low, steady level of insulin. It works by helping blood sugar (glucose) get into cells so your body can use it for energy. Insulin glargine may be used with a shorter-acting insulin product. It may also be used alone or with other diabetes drugs. Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor, diabetes educator, or pharmacist.Follow all package directions for proper use/injection/storage of the particular type of device/insulin you are using. Your health care professional will teach you how to properly inject this medication. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Do not inject cold insulin because this can be painful. The insulin container you are currently using can be kept at room temperature (see also Storage section). Wash your hands before measuring and injecting insulin. Before using, check the product visually for particles, thickening, or clumps. If any are present, discard that container. Insulin glargine should be clear and colorless. To avoid damaging the insulin, do not shake the container.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Measure each dose carefully, and Continue reading >>

Lantus

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 the pack or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If you use Lantus after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal. If the product appears cloudy, discoloured or contains particles, or if the injection pen/cartridge/vial appears damaged. If you are not sure whether you should start using this medicine, talk to your doctor. There is no experience with the use of Lantus in children less than 6 years. Before you start to use Lantus Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foo Continue reading >>

Lantus Missed Dose - Medhelp

Lantus Missed Dose - Medhelp

Common Questions and Answers about Lantus missed dose I take Lantus every evening. I fell asleep and failed to take my dose . I woke at 5 am. should i inject novolog to correct my number? if I could skip 1 dose of Lantus and just start on a new schedule. In other words I would skip 1 evening dose and not take another dose until the following morning 36 hours later. This would seem to be the easiest to me but you would have to bolus a lot that one day to compensate. Like I said see the Dr. this can be really complicated.Long answer to a short question. Hope it helps some. My three-week labs should be available for review by then, and hopefully will show some positive trends; if not, there's always dose reduction... :-).Subjectively, I feel fine after three injections; no side effects have shown themselves yet, however this is still *way* early in the game. Last treatment, I was good until week 9 or 10 before this [email protected] started creeping up on me, so I guess time will tell the story. also, i think u may habve missed an earlier post for u.i recommended aloe vera gel for post treaters who have confirmed SVR. aloe vera is an excellent natural anti inflammatory herb: its great for skin inflammation, arthritis, and autoimmune disorders. it really does make a difference.it also contains amino acids and is a storehouse of virtually ALL nutrients known to man.however, i have a feeling it may compromise SVR during or right after treatment. After that I started taking Insulin Lantus and Humalog. It was working well for me for a year. After that lantus was not working that well. But it was late in prescribing another one(LEVEMIR) and fixing the dose. IN the mean standing and walking heart rate started to go high.. It is making lot of stress on eyesAbout 2 months blood sugar was high. Continue reading >>

Getting The Right Dosage

Getting The Right Dosage

Even for those on Lantus® for a while, it may take a little time to get to the right dose of insulin. Your doctor may change your Lantus® dose several times in the first few weeks. This is to be expected. For best results, keep taking your Lantus® as prescribed, and keep talking to your doctor. What if You Miss a Dose? Your doctor will guide you on when to take Lantus®. Ask him or her what to do if you forget to take your insulin, so you can be prepared in advance in case it ever happens. Here are a few ways to remember to take your Lantus® once-a-day: 3 Helpful Tips Make yourself a reminder If you take your Lantus® at night, it might also be a good idea to leave yourself a note on your nightstand as a way to remember. If you take it in the morning, put your supplies where you can't miss them—next to your toothbrush, for example. Keep out of reach of children. Add it to your other daily "to dos" Many people take Lantus® right after brushing their teeth in the evening or while making breakfast in the morning. Set an Alarm Some people set alarms on their wristwatches or mobile devices to remind them when to take their Lantus®. “We changed doses a couple of times when I started on Lantus®, until we found the right amount for me.” Continue reading >>

Missed Pm Lantus | Diabetic Connect

Missed Pm Lantus | Diabetic Connect

I did not give myself the 60 units of Lantus last night. Could that be the cause of a high BG late afternoon and evening. After lunch of a salad w/low carb salad dressing; I was at 200 at 4:30 (2 hour after lunch; ate lunch late). Before dinner of a salad (9:30), I was 194. 2 hrs later I'm 197. As a Type 1, nearly 50 years now (: (, while very rarely, I have had this issue. Cannot tell from your profile, though a T2 if you use short acting insulins or not? I suspect you do not, but no proof one way or another until we hear back. The SHORT answer, try not to make this mistake a second, third, forth, + time. It will not kill you, but it is a baaaad habit to get into, try and avoid this game. It is likely that there is some residual lantus in your body which did not get totally absorbed. Not lots and lots, but a few units likely. In that way, you very likely have some insulin on board, if only a couple units??? You could call the doctor, if the numbers worried you enough, but given the numbers you provided, its not remotely high enough to worry about in the least. 500, HI then I might get concerned. But 200's, 300's not too much. Try not to let it happen again. If you use short acting, I would use whatever formula you use/were given, and cover the high(s), until its time for your lantus again. If you don't have short acting Try and take it easy with excess carbs that day, wait until you would normally take it again. No serious harm, try not do it too often!!! Lantus provides you with "Basal insulin", a small amount of insulin that your body would normally secrete throughout the day/night. Lantus usually lasts 24 hours. Do you take another fast-acting (e.g. Humalog or Novolog) insulin to handle the food you eat? This is called "Bolus" insulin. When did you realize you skip Continue reading >>

Lantus Side Effects

Lantus Side Effects

Generic Name: insulin glargine (IN su lin GLAR gine) Brand Names: Basaglar KwikPen, Lantus, Lantus Solostar Pen, Toujeo SoloStar What is Lantus? Lantus (insulin glargine) is a man-made form of a hormone that is produced in the body. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glargine is a long-acting insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours. Lantus is used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. Lantus is used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes in adults, and type 1 diabetes children who are at least 6 years old. Some brands of insulin glargine are for use only in adults. Carefully follow all instructions for the brand of insulin glargine you are using. Important information You should not use Lantus if you are having an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis. Never share a Lantus injection pen or cartridge with another person. Sharing injection pens or cartridges can allow disease such as hepatitis or HIV to pass from one person to another. Lantus is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, foot care, eye care, dental care, and testing your blood sugar. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Changing any of these factors can affect your blood sugar levels. Before taking this medicine You should not use Lantus if you are allergic to insulin, or if you are having an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Lantus is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old, and should not be used to treat type 2 diabetes in a child of any age. To make sure Lantus is safe for you, tell your docto Continue reading >>

Lantus Patient Information Including Side Effects

Lantus Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen Generic Name: insulin glargine (Pronunciation: IN su lin AS part, IN su lin AS part PRO ta meen) What is the most important information I should know about insulin glargine (Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)? What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using insulin glargine (Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)? What is insulin glargine (Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)? Insulin glargine is a man-made form of a hormone that is produced in the body. It works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glargine is a long-acting form of insulin that is slightly different from other forms of insulin that are not man-made. Insulin glargine is used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Insulin glargine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. What are the possible side effects of insulin glargine (Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of insulin allergy: itching skin rash over the entire body, wheezing, trouble breathing, fast heart rate, sweating, or feeling like you might pass out. Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is the most common side effect of insulin glargine. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremors, irritability, trouble concentrating, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat, fainting, or seizure (severe hypoglycemia can be fatal). Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you have itching, swelling, redness, or thickening of the skin where you inject insulin glargine. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call Continue reading >>

Missed Lantus Last Night>>

Missed Lantus Last Night>>

D.D. Family 44 Years Old Type 2 Since October 2009 I fell asleep last night, so tired, and missed my lantus dose. What do you all do if you accidently miss your nightly shot? Should I take it this morning or wait until nighttime usual shot? I have diabetes, IT DOES NOT HAVE ME !!!!! Lisinopril 40mg, Metformin 1000mg 2 x day, and Lantus 18u 1x at night Friend T1 since febuary 1997, on pump started 2nd 08.10 do you take more then one shot a day of lantus? if it was me i would be feeling pretty rotten now, and would of proberly had a bad night getting up to pee every hour! if it was me i would take some rapid to lower sugar as mine would be very high by this point, and take my second dose of levermir soon as! Friend Diagnosed '91-Type 2 Lantus Pen approx 47-50units That is a Q I had not thought of! I take mine at night to bring down skyhigh fastings...yet if I skipped it my meal numbers would go coo coo too. For today you could just really low carb it and wait for your usual night dose (that's what I would do) or call the Doc. D.D. Family 44 Years Old Type 2 Since October 2009 Woke up with 142 bg..not too bad. I am going to call endo in a few hours and ask her. She may very well tell ne to just hold on till tonight. Thanks alotan I usually worry about double dosing by accident, not missing a shot. Take 1/2 now. eg. if you take 14 units take 7 now. Then tonight take 10 units. The following night go back up to 14 units. Friend Dexcom 7+, combined Omnipod and Lantus therapy I never get into splitting the dose--it was hard to get it back on track when I was one shot a day. -maintained a basal regimen with small humalog shots every 3 hours--it's not perfect, but it got me through -kept one bottle of lente or NPH in the frig so i could take a small shot of that to give me basal Continue reading >>

What Should I Do If I Miss A Dose Of Lantus Solostar?

What Should I Do If I Miss A Dose Of Lantus Solostar?

Please visit the new WebMD Message Boards to find answers and get support. It is very important to follow your insulin regimen exactly. Do not miss any doses of insulin. Keep extra supplies of insulin and an extra syringe and needle on hand. Discuss specific instructions with your doctor now in case you miss a dose of insulin in the future. Important: The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, blogs, or WebMD Answers are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately. Continue reading >>

Split Lantus - Missed Morning Dose - Question

Split Lantus - Missed Morning Dose - Question

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. Split lantus - missed morning dose - question Lantus is a split dose 9 units in the am and 4 units at dinner. This morning I completely forgot to give Amanda her morning Lantus. Didn't remember until about 20 minutes before school was over. By the time she'd made it home it's only 2 hours before the evening dose so I'm thinking I'll just add a bit more to that dose. But I'm not sure how much. Any ideas? BTW, when will I start seeing higher numbers because of this missed dose? After school she was 167 which has been the highest all day - I'm guessing the missed Lantus will start to affect the rest of her numbers from now on? At this point, I wouldn't up her evening dose because that will still be working next AM when you give her the regular dose. I'm surprised you havent seen many highs yet, but it does take about 4 hours to start taking effect. If you're up for it, I would just check and correct every 3 hours overnight and then get back into synch in the AM. If she only got 1 Lantus dose, I'd have a different recommendation. At this point, I wouldn't up her evening dose because that will still be working next AM when you give her the regular dose. I'm surprised you havent seen many highs yet, but it does take about 4 hours to start taking effect. If you're up for it, I would just check and correct every 3 hours overnight and then get back into synch in the AM. If she only got 1 Lantus dose, I'd have a different recommendation. Thanks Nancy. I did decide to just dose the normal evening amount. I don't want to be dealing with overnight lows. I can handle the highs especially if I know the cause. She was quite active after school and before dinner so we still haven Continue reading >>

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