Frequently Asked Questions
How does Basaglar work?
Basaglar works by helping the body regulate blood sugar levels over an extended period, typically providing a consistent level of insulin activity.
What conditions does Basaglar treat?
Basaglar is used to manage blood sugar in individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
How long does Basaglar last in the body?
Basaglar is designed for an extended duration, offering a slow and steady release of insulin over approximately 24 hours.
How is Basaglar administered?
Basaglar is injected subcutaneously (under the skin) and should be administered once daily at the same time each day.
What are the common side effects of Basaglar?
Common side effects may include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), injection site reactions like redness or swelling, and weight gain.
How should Basaglar be stored?
Basaglar should be stored in a refrigerator but can be kept at room temperature (between 36°F to 86°F or 2°C to 30°C) for up to 28 days after first use.
Can Basaglar be mixed with other insulins?
Basaglar should not be mixed with other insulins or diluted, as this can alter its effectiveness.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Basaglar?
If a dose of Basaglar is missed, take it as soon as remembered. However, if it’s almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule.
Can Basaglar be used during pregnancy?
The use of Basaglar during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare professional to evaluate the benefits and potential risks.
Can Basaglar be used in children?
Basaglar is approved for use in children with diabetes, but dosing and administration should be determined by a healthcare provider.
How often should I check my blood sugar levels while using Basaglar?
The frequency of monitoring blood sugar levels will be determined by your healthcare provider based on individual circumstances and treatment plans.