Friday, February 18, 2005

Long-acting insulin now available

From the Fort Frances (ON) Times:
Canadian diabetics now can get a long-awaited form of insulin that keeps baseline glucose levels more even with a once-a-day dose, eliminating the need for an overnight injection to prevent a dangerous drop in blood sugar, doctors say.

Lantus is the first long-acting, or basal, insulin to provide day-long glucose-lowering effects without the peaks and valleys of earlier long-acting insulins. more...

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