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I was diagnosed with diabetes last week, and I am taking a fast acting insulin before meals according to my readings and I’m taking 10 units of Lantus at bedtime. My reading is great in the morning, but goes up before lunch and before bedtime. Is it common to have jumps in levels without eating anything to cause it? Will it eventually be regulated?

September 23, 2001
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My 41 year old wife just got switched over from NPH and R to Lantus and lispro. Is it still in experimental phase? Please help with any and all information for her regarding what to expect, transition time for her body to adjust, etc.

September 19, 2001
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My son has been on Lantus insulin for about two months, and we’ve noticed that after we’ve used a vial of Lantus for two weeks, he starts to have unexplained high dinner and bedtime numbers consistently (over 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L]), and as soon as we give him his Lantus dose at 8:30 pm, he’s back to normal all night. Is it possible that the Lantus starts to lose its effectiveness after two weeks?

September 19, 2001
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Is it possible for you to give me a sliding scale to use at school for my son who is on Humalog? Is there some kind of chart on this?

September 12, 2001
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I have had type 1 diabetes for 22 years, and recently switched from twice-daily NPH/Regular insulin to an evening Lantus injection with Humalog boluses based on carbohydrate intake. Three times now I have forgotten to take my evening Lantus injection. I know I forgot it as soon as I wake up the next morning, but I can’t find any information on what to do next. The Lantus prescribing information does not address this situation.

September 6, 2001
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Our three year old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 15 months and has several lows a week on Humalog and NPH mixtures. What is your opinion of using Lantus for a three year old child?

September 2, 2001
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My daughter’s doctor wants discontinue the pump and start her on Lantus. How is the dosage determined? We are concerned about giving her a large amount of a new insulin (40 units) without knowing how the doctor came up with that number.

August 31, 2001
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When will Lantus be available in Australia? Can I get it in Hawaii?

August 31, 2001
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My daughter has been on Lantus for eight weeks, and I’m finding she’s peaking too much between 4-7 am. We have lowered her dose quite a bit, but then had to raise her Humalog dose to compensate for the high sugars. I really want this to work, but the severe lows in the early morning are frustrating. Any suggestions?

August 29, 2001
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Our five year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes eight months ago, has been on two injections a day of NPH and Humalog, but we are having difficulty with control, and this is all complicated by the fact that our son is a picky eater and his activity level is very variable. We were very interested when we heard about Lantus, but we have several questions.

August 29, 2001
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I read that Lantus cannot be mixed with Humalog or Regular. Does this mean that the Lantus and Humalog or Regular must be injected in two separate shots? Does it mean that the longevity of Lantus permits people with diabetes to take only one shot per day without any other insulin?

August 26, 2001
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I switched to Lantus from NPH about three weeks ago, and within a couple of days, I began having really bad headaches on a daily basis about 30 minutes after waking up. Could this be somehow related to the switch, or just coincidence?

August 23, 2001
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I’ve been taking 75/25 mixed insulin along with Glucophage and Actos. I would like to get pregnant again soon, so I went to my endocrinologist who took me off the pills and replaced them with Lantus in addition to the mixed insulin. My concern is the effects of the Lantus on the fetus. Should I be concerned?

August 22, 2001
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I recently was told about the new insulin called Lantus. I am a little nervous to start my son on it because I feel it is too new to know of any serious side affects. What are the pros and cons of Lantus?

August 21, 2001
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I am starting insulin pump and have been using Lantus. What is your suggestion for stopping the Lantus prior to starting the actual insulin pump therapy?

August 20, 2001
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We understand that are two new types of insulins — one is the inhaled one, and another one is Lantus. Can you provide more information to me?

August 7, 2001
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My daughter has always had trouble getting through the night without going low. She is now trying Lantus, and she has a considerable drop over night. Why does she need to have her Lantus at night? It appears as Lantus does have some peak to it in the first six hours and giving it to her in the morning might help even things out.

August 7, 2001
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My son was started him on Lantus at night, but he has had two near convulsions during the early dawn hours. Also, 15 minutes after injecting Lantus, his blood sugar drops. Do you have any experience with the effects of Lantus on pre-adolescents?

July 30, 2001
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I have type 2 diabetes and use 70/30 insulin. In the middle of night, I eat food because my blood sugar drops. My A1c and blood pressure are good, but energy is still elusive. Would I function better with Lantus?

July 29, 2001
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My three and a half year old daughter was recently put on Lantus, and I read that Lantus is only FDA approved for children over the age of six. Is Lantus safer for young children than an insulin pump?

July 24, 2001
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