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Have you considered switching to Lantus (insulin glargine)?

 
 

Injection users

 
     

I already switched to Lantus

 
 

26%

 

  170

 
     

Yes, I'm considering switching

 
 

7%

 

  45

 
     

No, I'm not going to switch

 
 

9%

 

  63

 
 

Pump users

 
     

I already switched from the pump to injections with Lantus

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
     

Yes, I'm considering switching from the pump to Lantus

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

No, I'm sticking with the pump

 
 

35%

 

  224

 
 

Other

 
     

I don't use insulin

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
     

Lantus is not yet available in my country

 
 

3%

 

  22

 
     

What's Lantus?

 
 

14%

 

  93

 
 

Have you considered switching to Lantus (insulin glargine)?

Poll dates: October 6 - 13, 2002
Total Votes: 631

Lantus® (insulin glargine) is a new, very long acting insulin. It has a remarkably flat action profile that lasts 24 hours, making it an excellent basal insulin. Of injection users who know about Lantus, over 60% have already switched their basal insulin to Lantus, and another 16% are considering it. Interest among pump users is considerably less, with 96% of pump users planning to stick with insulin pump therapy. Only 14% of people who responded were unfamiliar with Lantus. The table below summarizes the responses based on insulin regimen.

Insulin
Therapy
 Switched 
Already
 Considering 
Switching
Not
 Considering 
Switching
Injection 61% 16% 23%
Pump 2% 3% 96%
Overall 34% 10% 56%
278 injection, 234 pump, 512 total

Compared to the last time we ran this poll in August 2001, about twice as many injection users (61% vs. 34%) report having switched to using Lantus.

Insulin analogs like Lantus, Humalog, and NovoLog offer new choices for people with diabetes who use insulin. Plus, there are even more new insulins on the horizon. If you're unfamiliar with these new insulins, ask your diabetes team about them.

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