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Plus what you can do to help get back on track

Whether you were diagnosed recently or years ago, living with diabetes can be a challenge.

  • pen icon You take your diabetes medicines as your doctor prescribed
  • healthy icon You changed your diet and try to eat healthy, diabetes-friendly foods
  • exercise icon You try to stay active and get exercise

So why can it seem so hard to reach your treatment goals?

1. Your body and diabetes change over time See why what worked in the past may not over time

Whether you have type 1 or type 2, the natural course of your diabetes may change.

Studies have shown that over time and with age, our resistance to insulin can grow. Also, our bodies may produce less insulin. Your doctor may need to change your treatment plan over time as well.

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2. Your lifestyle may change over time See how this can affect your blood sugar numbers

On a day to day basis, many different things can affect your blood sugar levels. Stress, illness, changes in your diet, changes in your exercise routine (or exercising too much)-all of these and many other things can get you out of your goal range. Be sure to talk with your doctor before you make any changes to your diet or exercise routine.

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How once-daily Toujeo® may help

No matter the reasons you're not meeting your blood sugar goals, it’s important to discuss your treatment options with your doctor to see how you can get on a path to better blood sugar control.

Talk with your doctor to see if Toujeo® may help. Toujeo® is a long-acting insulin that is approved for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who have taken insulin and for those who haven't.

Toujeo® can deliver what you and your doctor need your long-acting insulin to do:

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  • Proven all day and all night blood sugar control
  • Proven significant A1C reduction
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  • From the makers of Lantus®, but Toujeo® is different
  • – Smaller injection volume and more gradual insulin delivery
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  • Continuous blood sugar-lowering activity
  • Lasts 24 hours and beyond

Toujeo® should be taken once a day at the same time each day.

Ask your doctor about Toujeo®

Starting on Toujeo®, along with diet and exercise, can be one step that helps you work towards your blood sugar goals.

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What is Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL?

Prescription Toujeo® is a long-acting insulin used to control blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.

  • Toujeo® contains 3 times as much insulin in 1 mL as standard insulin (100 Units/mL)
  • Toujeo® is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Toujeo® should not be used in children

Important Safety Information for Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL

Do not take Toujeo® if you have low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients in Toujeo®.

Do NOT reuse needles or share insulin pens even if the needle has been changed.

Before starting Toujeo®, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have liver or kidney problems, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.

Heart failure can occur if you are taking insulin together with certain medicines called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), even if you have never had heart failure or other heart problems. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Toujeo®. Your treatment with TZDs and Toujeo® may need to be changed or stopped by your doctor if you have new or worsening heart failure. Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms of heart failure, including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Swelling of your ankles or feet

Tell your doctor about all medications you take, including OTC medicines, vitamins, and supplements, including herbal supplements.

Toujeo® should be taken at the same time once a day. Test your blood sugar levels daily while using insulin, including Toujeo®. Do not make changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your doctor. Verify that you have the correct insulin before each injection. Your dose for Toujeo® may be different from other insulins you have taken. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.

Do NOT dilute or mix Toujeo® with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Use Toujeo® only if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible.

While using Toujeo®, do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Toujeo® affects you. Don’t drink alcohol or use other medicines that contain alcohol.

The most common side effect of any insulin, including Toujeo®, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and can be life-threatening. Severe hypoglycemia may cause harm to your heart or brain. Symptoms of serious low blood sugar may include shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision.

Toujeo® may cause serious side effects that can lead to death, such as severe allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you have:

  • A rash over your whole body
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
  • Extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • A rash over your whole body
  • Extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sweating

Toujeo® may have additional side effects including swelling, weight gain, low potassium, and injection site reactions which may include change in fat tissue, skin thickening, redness, swelling, and itching.

Toujeo® SoloStar® is a disposable prefilled insulin pen. Talk to your doctor about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that comes with the pen.

If you are a patient experiencing problems with a Sanofi US product, please contact Sanofi US at 1-800-633-1610.

The health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health or treatment.

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Important Safety Information for Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL
Do not take Toujeo® if you have low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients in Toujeo®.
Do NOT reuse needles or share insulin pens even if the needle has been changed.
Before starting Toujeo®, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you Click here for Full Safety Information for Toujeo®