Lantus Insulin ???? - page 2
Has anyone found any good use for this stuff? In my experience so far, it just doesn't seem to do what it's suppose to. The idea of course is a 24 hour control so that the peaks and valleys of... Read More
Oct 26, '02Joined: Nov '00; Posts: 931; Likes: 18I'm a type I, IDDM.
When Lantus first came out, I was really pushing my doc for it to try to level out my after-eating spikes. He wouldn't go for it, but did add Ultra-Lente to my regimen instead. The UL works so well for me that I've never pushed my doc for a change. Anyway, I'm wondering what is so different with Lantus vs. some of the long-acting insulins? Anyone have any experience with that?
Oct 27, '02Occupation: Haemetology nurse Specialty: Oncology/Haemetology/HIV ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 7,040; Likes: 7,482I've had several people bottom out badly on the stuff.
We'll see had it does over the next few monthes, but I monitor them close on that stuff.
Oct 27, '02Occupation: Diabetes educator, Telephone triage Specialty: 31 year(s) of experience in Everything but psych! ; Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 1,265; Likes: 26Lantus is "peakless." However, some people find they have varying peaks at different times. It is really interesting to see how differently it works in different people. One thing that our hospital does to avoid the potential insulin vial mix-up, is that the pharmacy draws up the lantus, and sends it to the unit in pre-drawn syringes. I'll have to try the refrigeration of lantus. Hadn't really thought about that. Thanks!
Oct 30, '02Occupation: lpn Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 9Related to diabetic pts bottoming out, I are they getting there hs snacks?
Oct 30, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 3I have type 1 diabetes and have used Lantus. It personally did not work well for me because I have "dawn phenomina" (sp?) where my blood sugars peak w/the rising of the sun. However, it is a lot better than other long-acting insulins on the market. I know a lot of people who just love it. I use an insulin pump now, which is awesome.