? How best to transition to Lantus from Novolin N

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Bama Kitty Mom (AL), Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Bama Kitty Mom (AL)

    Bama Kitty Mom (AL) Member

    Jul 16, 2018
    Bama Kitty has been on Novolin N for more than 4 years now and I can no longer regulate him. I'm considering an insulin change to Lantus later in the month when I take him in for a vet appointment. If vet agrees, I'd like to transition him to Lantus, using a pen and ordering from Marks Marine Pharmacy. What are some tips or advice or references you can point me to? I'm tagging some people who I believe can be especially helpful as I ponder this next move. Thanks! @Kris & Teasel @Chris & China
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
  3. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
    The hardest thing for you is going to be learning that Lantus doesn't work anything like Novolin. It takes time to bring the BG numbers down, but most cats do MUCH better on Lantus because it lasts longer and is gentler.

    When you're ready to take the plunge, let us know. The dose will be based on how much Novolin he's getting at the time.
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