Diabetes Basics

Glargine Insulin


The Glargine insulin is a form of longer acting insulin. As it is more slowly absorbed, the effects of the dose can last longer around 24 hours in duration. Glargine insulin must not be mixed with any other insulins or solutions and if it appears to have any sediment in it, it should not be used and must be discarded. Insulin glagrine have to be used on its own. It has to be taken once in a day even if you are already taking other intermediate or long lasting insulin. For further details, read The Medical Way Out Of Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

Individuals with type 1 diabetes type 2 diabetes and juvenile diabetes may be able to use insulin glargine. Also, children over six years of age can use it. It is available in 3 ml cartridges which can be used with the 'Autopen 24' from Owen Mumford. Diabetes information can help in providing the perfect diabetes treatment.

It is very important to remember that insulin glargine looks different as compared to other longer acting insulins because it is clear in appearance, as opposed to cloudy like all other longer acting insulins. Therefore, this should be kept in mind for those using both short and longer acting insulins, to avoid confusion. In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, insulin glargine significantly improved glycemic control compared with once-daily NPH insulin, but not when it was compared with combined treatment with once- or twice-daily NPH insulin.