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What to understand when you start on Toujeo
Whether you’re new to insulin or switching insulins, there are some important tools to help you manage your diabetes, like knowing your blood sugar goals and monitoring your blood sugar levels.
When you take insulin, the most common side effect is low blood sugar, which may be serious and even life-threatening. Talk with your doctor to develop a plan to treat your low blood sugar should it occur.
A few of the more common symptoms for low blood sugar include:
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends the following steps. But it is important to discuss with your doctor when developing a plan for hypoglycemia.
Check your blood sugar!
If it’s low or if you can’t take it immediately, you should treat it by eating or drinking something high in sugar, like:
- 4 oz fruit juice
- 1 tablespoon honey, corn syrup, or sugar
- Hard candy
Finding your right dose. Finding your right routine.
Everybody’s insulin is different. Your doctor will decide what dose you need. And creating a routine could help you stay on your insulin even when your dose changes.
Having a great conversation with your doctor.
It can take a team to manage your diabetes!
Whether you are already taking Toujeo or considering it, you have free access to support that could help you manage your diabetes. TeamingUp offers tips on eating right, staying active, and ways for remembering to take your medication on a regular schedule.
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Learn how one Toujeo patient found a way to overcome their injection fears.
Your step-by-step injection guide
If you’re new to Toujeo and just getting started on insulin or switching from another pen, here’s your guide for what you need to know for successful injections.
New to insulin?
Even though you’ve probably heard the word many times, what is insulin exactly? What does it do? You can watch the video or download the guide below to learn more about how and why the body produces this essential hormone.
Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information for Toujeo U-300 (insulin glargine) injection
Important Safety Information
Do not use Toujeo if you have low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients in Toujeo.
Do not share your pen(s) with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
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.
Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you chose with each dose to reduce your risk of getting pitted or thickened skin (lipodystrophy) and skin with lumps (localized cutaneous amyloidosis) at the injection sites. Do not use the same spot for each injection or inject where the skin is pitted, thickened, lumpy, tender, bruised, scaly, hard, scarred, or damaged.
Heart failure can occur if you are taking insulin together with pills 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 including:
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden weight gain
- Swelling of your ankles or feet
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including OTC medicines, vitamins, and supplements, and herbal supplements.
Toujeo should be taken at the same time once a day. Test your blood sugar levels daily while using any insulin. Do not change your dose or type of insulin without talking to your doctor. Verify you have the correct insulin before each injection. Do NOT use a syringe to remove Toujeo from your pen. 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 Toujeo is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and 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. The long-acting effect of Toujeo may delay recovery from low blood sugar compared to shorter-acting insulins.
Toujeo may cause severe allergic reactions that can lead to death. 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
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 and Toujeo Max SoloStar are single-patient-use prefilled insulin pens. It is important to perform a safety test when using a new pen for the first time. Talk to your doctor about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that comes with your Toujeo SoloStar or Toujeo Max SoloStar pen.
†Eligibility Restrictions & Offer Terms:
Insulins Valyou Savings Program: Sanofi insulins included in this program are: ADMELOG® (insulin lispro injection) 100 Units/mL, TOUJEO® U-300 SoloStar® (insulin glargine) injection 300 Units/mL, TOUJEO® U-300 Max SoloStar® (insulin glargine) injection 300 Units/mL, LANTUS® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL, INSULIN GLARGINE injection 100 Units/mL (U-100) and APIDRA® (insulin glulisine injection) 100 Units/mL.
Sanofi US Copay Program: This offer is not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DOD, TRICARE, or similar federal or state programs including any state pharmaceutical assistance program. If you have an Affordable Care (Health Care Exchange) plan, you may still be qualified to receive and use this savings card. Please note: The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program is not a federal or state government healthcare program for purposes of the savings program. Void where prohibited by law.
- Toujeo: pay as low as $0 up to $99 for a 30-day supply, depending on insurance coverage. Valid up to 10 packs per fill; Offer valid for one fill per 30-day supply
Savings may vary depending on patients’ out-of-pocket costs. Upon registration, patients receive all program details. Sanofi US reserves the right to change the maximum cap amount, rescind, revoke or amend these programs without notice.