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Levemir To Lantus Conversion

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Last Updated: 15 September 2020

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Levemir and Lantus are both long - acting injectable insulins that can be used for long - term management of diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the body by the pancreas. It helps convert glucose in your bloodstream into energy. This energy is then distributed to cells throughout your body. With diabetes, your pancreas produces little or no insulin or your body is unable to use insulin correctly. Without insulin, your body ca use sugars in your blood and can become starve for energy. Excess sugar in your blood can also damage different parts of your body, including your blood vessels and kidneys. Everyone with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes must use insulin to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Levemir is a solution of insulin detemir, and Lantus is a solution of insulin glargine. Insulin glargine is also available as brand Toujeo. Both insulin detemir and insulin glargine are basal insulin formulas. That means that they work slowly to lower your blood sugar levels. Theyre both absorbed into your body over a 24 - hour period. They keep blood sugar levels lower for longer than short - acting insulin does Although formulations are slightly different, Levemir and Lantus are very similar drugs. There are only a few differences between them.

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