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Diabetic advice, please!


I am using Lantus Solostar and due to medical aid restraints have to change. I have been given a Lilly Humapen Savvio and would like to use the Lilly equivalent cartridge to Lantus, but don’t know which one to use.

My Hba1C is 6.5 and I inject Lantus once a day in the morning and take Glucophage XR 500mg, 1 x morning and 1 x evening.

Your help will be appreciated. I know what you are going to say: “See your doctor!” but I need more answers as the doctor does not know too much about diabetes. He wants my Hba1C much lower and so doubled up on my glucophage a month ago to the present dosage, which I find a bit strange.

Thanks for your help,

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  1. Hi Keith
    There is no Lantus generic on the market yet. Biosulin L is the only intermediate to long acting generic insulin available in the RSA. This insulin can be injected once per day. Please discuss with your doctor and diabetes educator for more practical advice regarding dosaging and sites.

  2. A person with diabetes should follow a diet which is low in carbohydrates,Check blood sugars often,take your medications when you’re supposed to, exercise regularly and most important NEVER GIVE UP!!

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