16 patient evaluations for Insulin Glargine

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Sep 5, 2008 (Started Sep 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Daily
Advice & Tips: put in your upper thigh in the fatty part it hurts less plus use a 31 g needle
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 21, 2008 (Started Oct 31, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (low blood sugar (hypoglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

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Apr 23, 2009 (Started Apr 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 intl units Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Sep 1, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 12 units Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diabetes Type II insulin dependent)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Daily
Advice & Tips: I am to take my shot at night before bedtime and I keep forgetting, so now I take it after eating my last meal of the day and it's not so bad. I use an insu-pen which is MUCH better than a regular needle. If you need to take insulin - ask for the PEN rather than the needle. Inject your most fatty part of your body and you won't feel a thing!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Monthly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 11, 2011 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: muscle fatigue

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Dec 15, 2006 (Started Dec 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (passed out)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Overshot my nightly blood sugars... Ended in hospitalization.

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Oct 2, 2012 (Started Sep 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: The reason Hyperglycemia is listed is because Lantus seems to run out of my system in about 18 1/2 hours, not the optimal 20-24. Other than that, I have been taking Lantus for two weeks and have seen an average drop of 10.5/mmol in my average BS. After years of running from 13 to well over 30, being under 20 (mostly under 13!!!) is incredible. I am hoping to see more improvement as my metabolic system adjusts itself, and as we fine-tune my insulin dosing. But Lantus is fantastic, as far as I'm concerned.

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 other Daily

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