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What is insulin glargine (rDNA origin) injection?

Insulin glargine (rDNA origin) injection, sold under the brand name Lantus, is used by people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes to regulate blood glucose levels. It is classified as a long-acting type insulin and is injected into the body. In diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin, a chemical needed to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Without adequate insulin, blood sugar can become dangerously high. Insulin glargine (rDNA origin) injection lowers blood sugar in those who have diabetes.

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