Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
June 24, 2002
Question from Peoria, Arizona, USA:
I have just started researching information on the new insulin, Lantus. Is it not true however that you must still inject Humalog every time you eat something? If you are trying to decrease injections wouldn't a better option be the pump? Is Lantus even better for control? Can Lantus be used with the pump?
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a relatively new insulin analog first researched by Hoechst and now marketed by Hoechst’s successor, Aventis. In some folks, it lasts a full 24 hours as a basal insulin and is relatively peakless. In others, it does a good job at preventing overnight hypoglycemia since it peaks later than the other longer acting insulins and is more reproducible.
However, it works as part of a basal/bolus program with Humalog or Novolog as bolus insulin. Its benefit is not in avoiding multiple injections, however, but in more reproducible and longer duration of effect.
[Editor’s comment: Only Regular, Humalog or Novolog insulins can be used in an insulin pump.