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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



insulin glargine  listen  (IN-suh-lin GLAR-jeen)

  A drug used to control the amount of sugar in the blood of patients with diabetes. It is a form of the hormone insulin that is made in the laboratory. Insulin glargine controls blood sugar longer than insulin does. It is a type of therapeutic insulin. Also called insulin glargine recombinant and Lantus.