The package insert for Lantus states that it should be administered once daily at bedtime. However, this product does exhibit a relatively constant glucose-lowering profile over 24 hours, and therefore in theory, time of dosing should not matter if administered at the same time daily.
Should you take Lantus if blood sugar is low?
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 (call your doctor for treatment). Never share a Lantus SoloStar pen or cartridge with another person.
What is the indication of Lantus?
LANTUS is indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Limitations of Use LANTUS is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Why is long acting insulin given at night?
Aims/Hypothesis: Insulin glargine is a long-acting human insulin analog often administered at bedtime to patients with type 2 diabetes. It reduces fasting blood glucose levels more efficiently and with less nocturnal hypoglycemic events compared with human neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin.
Does Lantus raise or lower blood sugar?
Does Lantus insulin raise or lower blood sugar levels? Lantus lowers high blood sugar levels. Lantus (insulin glargine) is the man made form of a long acting insulin that is given by injection to diabetic patients, to lower their high blood sugar levels.
Why is Lantus given at night?
Lantus is designed to give a steady level of insulin over 24 hours, even when you are not eating such as between meals and overnight. This helps keep blood glucose levels consistent during the day and at night.
How do you give Lantus?
Click here for Full Prescribing Information for Lantus. Toujeo is a long-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients 6 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Limitations of Use: Toujeo is not recommended for treating diabetic ketoacidosis.
Does Lantus have a peak time?
The concentration of Levemir in your blood can remain close to peak levels for up to 24 hours. On the other hand, Lantus has no clear peak. It absorbs into your body more slowly and steadily than Levemir. It maintains a fairly constant concentration for about 24 hours.
How many units of Lantus is normal?
The usual starting dose of Lantus for people with type 2 diabetes is 0.2 units/kg. (There are about 2.2 lb/kg.) The maximum starting dose of Lantus is 10 units a day. Lantus is typically taken once a day, not twice a day.
When should you inject insulin at night?
Ideally, basal insulin should produce at most a 30 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) change when blood sugar levels are stable and in your target range during sleep times. That’s why your healthcare provider will most likely advise you to inject basal insulin at night, preferably before bedtime.
What is the best time of day to inject insulin?
If you take rapid-acting insulin before meals, inject the insulin when you sit down to eat. If you take regular insulin before meals, inject the insulin no more than 30 minutes before the meal. If you take intermediate- or long-acting insulin, inject the insulin at the same time each day.
Does Lantus work better at night?
The results of both of these studies suggest that administering Lantus before breakfast or evening may work just as well, and in some cases better than, administering Lantus at bedtime.
How long before Lantus lowers blood sugar?
Long-acting: It begins working around four hours after injection and it has the ability to work for up to 24 hours. These insulins do not peak but are steady throughout the day. Examples of long-acting insulin including glargine (Lantus) and detemir (Levemir).
Should I eat before or after taking Lantus insulin?
Lantus works continuously in the background and does not need you to eat food when you inject it at your usual time.
At what sugar level is insulin required?
Insulin therapy will often need to be started if the initial fasting plasma glucose is greater than 250 or the HbA1c is greater than 10%.