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[IPk] Re: How will I benefit with Lantus?

In a message dated 09/09/2003 19:54:13 GMT Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 09:21:29 -0800
> From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IPk] How will I benefit with Lantus?
> >Hello everyone
> >
> >Most of you know that I chat in the Support groups about my daughter
> >Danielle who moved onto a pump in Nov 2002 but I am also diabetic
> >and so is my brother and sister and many others in the family.  
> >
> >I am about to see my specialist and I want to ask him if I can try
> >Lantus.  I am not a big eater but I tend to snack throughout the
> >day.  If I go onto Lantus, will I have to inject every time I fancy
> >a snack?  I suppose I will 
> > because my daughter is on a pump and we have to tell her to bolus
> > for
> >everything she
> >eats.
> >
> Lantus is a super-long term insulin-analog which is supposed to 
> release over a 24 hour period. Some people take injections 12 hours 
> apart to further "smooth" the release curve. Meals, snacks, etc.... 
> would be covered by a fast acting insulin like Novo-Rapid or Humalog 
> taken seperately with Lantus just providing your "basal" insulin. If 
> you don't have dawn effect or other similar metabolic requirement for 
> varying insulin levels, lantus may be for you.
> Michael
> email @ redacted
> - ----------------------------------------------------------

Thanks Michael

I will give it a go I think.

D for 30 years and wanting a change
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