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What is Lantus?

Lantus is a synthetic insulin, insulin glargine, prescribed to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The bodies of people with diabetes either do not produce enough insulin or do not use it properly to process sugar, causing a dangerous buildup of sugar in the bloodstream. Lantus acts like your body’s natural insulin to avoid complications from diabetes.

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