Starting on insulin can be the right step in your diabetes treatment plan

Starting on insulin doesn’t mean you haven’t been doing things right.

In fact, millions of people with type 2 diabetes are taking insulin therapy to help control their blood sugar. It’s important to remember that while some aspects of diabetes are under your control, some are not. Diabetes is a progressive disease—it changes as you age.

If you have been having problems getting to your blood sugar goal, your health care provider may suggest insulin therapy. He or she may even have given you a prescription for Levemir®. With Levemir® you can get up to 24 hours of blood sugar control, and with Levemir® FlexTouch® your insulin goes with you almost anywhere.a

aOnce in use, Levemir® FlexTouch® must be kept at room temperature below 86°F for up to 42 days.

Levemir® may help you meet your blood sugar goal

Levemir® can be taken with other prescribed diabetes medicine. Adding Levemir® as a treatment can help keep your blood sugar within your target range for up to 24 hours. Other medicines you are taking may not be getting you to goal and may only last for part of the day.

With blood sugar control for up to 24 hours, Levemir® may help you meet your A1C goal.

Using Levemir® FlexTouch®

Push-button accuracy is now in your hands. Levemir® FlexTouch® is a prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension, requiring low force to inject at all doses. In fact, Levemir® FlexTouch® has up to 77% less injection force than Lantus® SoloSTAR®.

Each Levemir® FlexTouch® pen is prefilled with 300 units of Levemir®. One box of Levemir® FlexTouch® gives you 50% more insulin than a vial.a Plus, Levemir® FlexTouch® lasts up to 42 days without refrigeration once in useb—50% longer than Lantus®, which lasts 28 days.c

Learn more about Levemir® FlexTouch®

aOne box of 5 Levemir® FlexTouch® equals 1500 units versus 1 vial with 1000 units.
bOnce in use, Levemir® FlexTouch® must be kept at room temperature below 86°F for up to 42 days.
cThe opened (in-use) Lantus® SoloSTAR® device must be discarded 28 days after being opened.


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