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Discover dr kotb best recommendation as Insulin Cooler for Lantus SoloStar HERE =============https://amzn.to/2LydI90 Lantus Usage Follow the instructions given by your doctor about the type or types of insulin you are using. Do not make any changes with your insulin unless you have talked to your doctor. Your insulin needs may change because of illness, stress, other medicines, or changes in diet or activity level. Talk to your doctor about how to adjust your insulin dose. You may take Lantus at any time during the day but you must take it at the same time every day. Only use Lantus that is clear and colorless. If your Lantus is cloudy or slightly colored, return it to your pharmacy for a replacement. Follow your doctor's instructions for testing your blood sugar. Inject Lantus under your skin (subcutaneously) in your upper arm, abdomen (stomach area), or thigh (upper leg). Never inject it into a vein or muscle. Change (rotate) injection sites within the same body area. Lantus 10 mL vial (U-100): The syringe must be new and must not contain any other medicine. Do not mix Lantus with any other type of insulin. Follow these steps to draw insulin into syringe: 1. Wash your hands with soap and water or with alcohol. 2. Check the insulin to make sure it is clear and colorless. Do not use the insulin after the expiration date stamped on the label, if it is colored or cloudy, or if you see particles in the solution. 3. If you are using a new vial, remove the protective cap. Do not remove the stopper. 4. Wipe the top of the vial with an alcohol swab. You do not have to shake the vial of Lantus before use. 5. Use a new needle and a U-100 syringe every time you give an injection. Use disposable syringes and needles only once. Throw them away properly. Never share needles and syringes. 6. Draw air into the syringe equal to your insulin dose. Put the needle through the rubber top of the vial and push the plunger to inject the air into the vial. 7. Leave the syringe in the vial and turn both upside down. Hold the syringe and vial firmly in one hand. 8. Make sure the tip of the needle is in the insulin. With your free hand, pull the plunger to withdraw the correct dose into the syringe. 9. Before you take the needle out of the vial, check the syringe for air bubbles. If bubbles are in the syringe, hold the syringe straight up and tap the side of the syringe until the bubbles float to the top. Push the bubbles out with the plunger and draw insulin back in until you have the correct dose. 10. Remove the needle from the vial. Do not let the needle touch anything. You are now ready to inject. Inject Lantus under your skin. Take Lantus as prescribed by your doctor. Follow these steps to inject Lantus: Decide on an injection area - either upper arm, thigh or abdomen. Injection sites within an injection area must be different from one injection to the next. Use alcohol or soap and water to clean the injection site. The injection site should be dry before you inject. Pinch the skin. Stick the needle in the way your healthcare provider showed you. Release the skin. Slowly push in the plunger of the syringe all the way, making sure you have injected all the insulin. Leave the needle in the skin for about 10 seconds. Pull the needle straight out and gently press on the spot where you injected yourself for several seconds. Do not rub the area. Follow your healthcare providers instructions for throwing away the used needle and syringe. Do not recap the used needle. Used needle and syringe should be placed in sharps containers (such as red biohazard containers), hard plastic containers (such as detergent bottles), or metal containers (such as an empty coffee can). Such containers should be sealed and disposed of properly. Lantus SoloStar It is important to read, understand, and follow the step-by-step instructions before using SoloStar disposable insulin pen. Failure to follow the instructions may result in getting too much or too little insulin. Lantus Dosage Take Lantus exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. The dose of Lantus must be individualized based on several factors including your medical conditions, other insulin doses you are receiving, other medicines you are taking, and how your body responds to Lantus. In people with type 1 diabetes, Lantus must be used along with a short-acting insulin. The recommended starting Lantus dose for people with type 2 diabetes is 10 units (U) once daily, if no other insulin is being used.

Lantus® Solostar® Solution For Injection In A Pre-filled Pen Instruction For Use

Package leaflet: Information for the user Lantus® SoloStar® 100 units/ml solution for injection in a pre-filled pen Read all of this leaflet carefully including the Instructions for Use of Lantus SoloStar, pre- filled pen, before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you. Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4. 1. What Lantus is and what it is used for 2. What you need to know before you use Lantus 3. How to use Lantus 4. Possible side effects 5. How to store Lantus 6. Contents of the pack and other information 1. What Lantus is and what it is used for Lantus contains insulin glargine. This is a modified insulin, very similar to human insulin. Lantus is used to treat diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents and children aged 2 years and above. Diabetes mellitus is a dise Continue reading >>

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  1. svengali35

    I take 33 units of Lantis every evening. I don't have a great deal of fatty areas on my body and with the large amount vs. my novolog I just shoot in the buttox (well the side anyway as i am not an owl) The Hospitals refer to anything above the hip as a clean site and anything below the hip as a dirty site… so just prep the area extra carefully and there should be no problems. good luck to you and yours.

  2. firefightermom

    hey!! hang in there it does get easier and it gets to be second nature after awhile.My daughter has had diabetes(type 1)for 4 years she was diagnosed in kindergarden.I felt like it was a tragedy at first but you know what it has made us so close she is strong beyound words and she is my Only hero…We give her Lantus in her upper arm also at a different spot each time and we alternate arms she has 14 units a night.A friend told me that the doctors suggest the buttocks because that is the area where a pump would be and they get used to it there(don't know if that's true as we use syringes)but I do know the arm is fine,her doctor always checks her arms and they are fine.Just wanted to encourge you that you're doing a fine job of taking care of your son and you've got friends if you want to talk.

  3. vgarrison

    I am quite surprised that your daughter is on syringes instead of the lantus pen..is there a significant reason? Or is it even an issue…I know I was using the syringes then went to the pen and I love it so much better. Less to throw away as well. Just my thoughts.

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How to use SoloStar Pen for injecting Lantus (Glargine) and Apidra Insulin

How To Use The Lantus® Solostar® Pen

Please check the leaflet for the insulin for complete instructions on how to store SoloSTAR®. If your SoloSTAR® is in cool storage, take it out 1 to 2 hours before you inject to allow it to warm up. Cold insulin is more painful to inject. Keep SoloSTAR® out of the reach and sight of children. Keep your SoloSTAR® in cool storage (36°F–46°F [2°C–8°C]) until first use. Do not allow it to freeze. Do not put it next to the freezer compartment of your refrigerator, or next to a freezer pack. Once you take your SoloSTAR® out of cool storage, for use or as a spare, you can use it for up to 28 days. During this time it can be safely kept at room temperature up to 86°F (30°C). Do not use it after this time. SoloSTAR® in use must not be stored in a refrigerator. Do not use SoloSTAR® after the expiration date printed on the label of the pen or on the carton. Protect SoloSTAR® from light. Discard your used SoloSTAR® as required by your local authorities. Protect your SoloSTAR® from dust and dirt. You can clean the outside of your SoloSTAR® by wiping it with a damp cloth. Do not soak, wash, or lubricate the pen as this may damage it. Your SoloSTAR® is designed to work accur Continue reading >>

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  1. JohnTheMan Guest

    Lantus injection sites

    I saw some threads here were people have had hypos after taking their Lantus. That made me think about my injection sites, as I want to stay ahead of possible damages in the tissue. I use to inject Lantus 11 units every morning in my butt. I swap sides every day. According to Lantus themselves, the butt is not even a suitable site: http://www.lantus.com/starting/how-to-use/choosing-site.
    I cannot imagine having enough fat in the thigh or back of elbow->shoulder area. Is it even possible to inject something there without shooting into the muscle?
    Anyway, I need to start thinking about rotating my Lantus shots a bit more. I didn't have any huge problems with malabsorption, so for me it seems to work to shoot it in the butt. But all of the other places the manufacturer describes is just skinny and if I try my muscle in those areas, there seem to be almost nothing between the skin and the muscle. I use to inject my rapid in the abdomen, and as some say, it seems like it is absorbing faster there, and my Lantus seem to absorb quick enough already. So I might wanna stay clear of the abdomen for Lantus.
    So... where should I rotate my Lantus then?

  2. JohnTheMan Guest

    Well, ok it might have been a stupid thread to create, as I see the similar threads to the right that the topic has been covered good. I didn't get all these results up when I searched the forum though, maybe they were masked by other results.
    Anyway, this was interesting http://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/t...jection-sites/. I might try to find some spots in the upper thigh area, but after getting aware of the Lantus function when shooted too long in, I am a bit nervous about testing. I never have 100 carbs on me to correct if it goes wrong.

  3. furball64801

    I tried the leg like my mom, wow no go for me. She was 100 lbs so no fat, I can only do the stomach.

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This video is about an insulin Glargine only for educational purpose not for treatment purpose.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Insulin Glargine (lantus, Lantus Opticlik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen)?

LANTUS® (insulin glargine) Injection DESCRIPTION LANTUS (insulin glargine injection) is a sterile solution of insulin glargine for subcutaneous use. Insulin glargine is a recombinant human insulin analog that is a long-acting, parenteral blood-glucose-lowering agent [see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY]. Insulin glargine has low aqueous solubility at neutral pH. At pH 4 insulin glargine is completely soluble. After injection into the subcutaneous tissue, the acidic solution is neutralized, leading to formation of microprecipitates from which small amounts of insulin glargine are slowly released, resulting in a relatively constant concentration/time profile over 24 hours with no pronounced peak. This profile allows oncedaily dosing as a basal insulin. LANTUS is produced by recombinant DNA technology utilizing a non-pathogenic laboratory strain of Escherichia coli (K12) as the production organism. Insulin glargine differs from human insulin in that the amino acid asparagine at position A21 is replaced by glycine and two arginines are added to the C-terminus of the B-chain. Chemically, insulin glargine is 21A-Gly-30Ba-L-Arg-3030b-L-Arg-human insulin and has the empirical formula C267H404N72O78 Continue reading >>

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  1. Hops

    Lantus Pen Injection Sites

    Sanofil Aventis instructs Lantus Solostar Pen users to rotate injection sites using the thighs, abdomen, and deltoids. Does anyone inject in their deltoid muscle?

  2. Armourer

    I use the Lantus pen and inject 100 units a day 50 morning and 50 evening, plus humalog pen at base of 20 + sliding scale and carb counting, around 120 units a day. No one told me to switch sites so for two years I did the left side of my stomach. I noticed that that side was enlarging and the skin turning white. Since rotating the site the coloration is gone, and the other side has caught up with the left. I don't like it, but injecting in the thigh and deltoids bothers me cause I don't want them to get bigger.

  3. Hops

    My Lantus dosage is 12 units daily, 6 mid morning and six at bed time.

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