4 patient evaluations for Insulin Glargine taken for the purpose of 'diabetes type 1'

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Mar 4, 2013 (Started May 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7 units Daily
Advice & Tips: Due to the once a day dose it was too inflexible to manage my blood glucose and so was switched to the twice a day Levemir insulin
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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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

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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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