Can Lantus Be Mixed With Other Insulins

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Insulin Glargine (rdna Origin) Injection

Insulin glargine is used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). It is also used to treat people with type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) who need insulin to control their diabetes. In people with type 1 diabetes, insulin glargine must be used with another type of insulin (a short-acting insulin). In people with type 2 diabetes, insulin glargine also may be used with another type of insulin or with oral medication(s) for diabetes. Insulin glargine is a long-acting, manmade version of human insulin. Insulin glargine works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Using medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exerc Continue reading >>

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  1. coni

    Does anyone combine Lantus and Humolog or Novolog in one shot to reduce the number of overall daily injections? I have heard it's possible. (This makes it sound like our kids are one big science experiment.) If you combine the insulins, which one are you supposed to draw up first? Don't you have to make sure you don't get any of the Humolog or Novolog mixed into the Lantus?

  2. sammysmom

    You are going to get different opinions on this and you may get some really die hard opinions also. We mixed lantus/log for 4 years and NEVER had a problem with doing so. Some are going to say "the instructions say not to" but we all know that not approved does not mean anything sometimes. There are several studies saying that it is alright to do so, although at this moment I can not link them to you. Always inject right away. Like I said, we did it for 4 year and never had a problem.

  3. Bsbllmom

    Our endo said it was ok and to draw up the humalog first.

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