About Diabetes Co-Stars
Since its launch in 2010, Diabetes Co-Stars has helped millions of Americans understand
the value of a strong support network for people living with diabetes. Controlling
blood sugar is a full time job, and a support system can provide the encouragement
needed to overcome obstacles and improve overall diabetes management.
Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins was diagnosed with type
1 diabetes in 2005. With the support of her family and friends, Elizabeth was able
to open up about living with diabetes. Today, Elizabeth is proud to say that she is in control
of her blood sugar. Find out more about Elizabeth's Story
and learn how she looks to her family and friends for support and is inspiring others to do the same.
Important Safety Information for LANTUS® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)
Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to insulin or any of the
inactive ingredients in Lantus®.
You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus®.
Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your
healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under
Do NOT dilute or mix Lantus® with any other insulin or solution.
It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be
serious. Lantus® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless
with no particles visible. Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with
The most common side effect of insulin, including Lantus®, is
low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious. Some people may
experience symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision.
Severe hypoglycemia may be serious and life threatening. It may cause harm to your
heart or brain. Other possible side effects may include injection site reactions,
including changes in fat tissue at the injection site, and allergic reactions, including
itching and rash. In rare cases, some allergic reactions may be life threatening.
Tell your doctor about other medicines and supplements you are taking because they
can change the way insulin works. Before starting Lantus®, tell your
doctor about all your medical conditions including if you have liver or kidney problems,
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to
Lantus® SoloSTAR® is a disposable prefilled insulin
pen. Please talk to your healthcare provider about proper injection technique and
follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that accompanies the pen.
Indications and Usage for Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)
Prescription Lantus® is a long-acting insulin used to treat adults
with type 2 diabetes and adults and children (6 years and older) with type 1 diabetes
for the control of high blood sugar. It should be taken once a day at the same time
each day to lower blood glucose.
Do not use Lantus® to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.
Please click here for full Prescribing Information for Lantus®
The health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes
only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding
your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions
about your health or treatment.