Insulin glargine

This is a new prolonged action, soluble insulin analogue (clear solution) forming a microprecipitate after subcutaneous injection. Its onset of action is after about 90 minutes, it has a prolonged plateau rather than a peak, and lasts 24 hours or more. Thus it mimics more closely the basal insulin secretion of healthy people. When taken at bedtime it reduces the incidence of nocturnal hypoglycaemia, and also reduces the prebreakfast hyperglycaemia. It does not appear to reduce symptomatic or severe hypoglycaemia during the day, and there is no significant beneficial effect on overall diabetic control. More extensive clinical experience in using this insulin is still needed.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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