What is insulin?
Insulin is a hormone your body makes that helps the body use or store the sugar it gets from food. If you have type 1 diabetes, your body no longer makes insulin, or it makes a small amount. But if you have type 2 diabetes, your body may still make its own insulin—it just doesn’t use it as well or it may not make enough.
When your body needs insulin, there are ways to help replace or supplement it. One of them is long-acting basal insulin.
How can insulin help?
Chances are you’ve been taking other medications to help lower your blood sugar. However, your diabetes can change over time as your body makes less insulin, and this can cause your treatment and dosing to change, too. It’s important to realize that this is something that can happen when you have type 2 diabetes, and it’s not your fault.
Your doctor prescribed BASAGLAR because it’s a long-acting insulin that helps control high blood sugar. By visiting this website, you’ve taken an important step in beginning insulin.
SELECT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not reuse needles or share your Basaglar prefilled pen with other people. You or the other person can get a serious infection. This can happen even if you change the needle.