Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glargine is a *long-acting* insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours. Insulin glargine is used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. Insulin glargine is used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes in adults, and type 1 diabetes children who are at least 6 years old. *Some brands of this medicine are for use only in adults. Carefully follow all instructions for the brand of insulin glargine you are using.* Insulin glargine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. View More Info
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