Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting artificial hormone. Insulin is the body’s natural hormone that works to lower glucose levels in the blood. Insulin glargine begins to work some hours after injection and continues to work evenly for a full 24 hours.
Information. Children and adults who suffer from diabetes mellitus are given Lantus to enhance their blood sugar control. Certain brands of this drug are intended for use by adults only. Be sure to heed all directions for the insulin glargine brand that you have. Lantus is prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in grown-ups. It is also prescribed for the treatment of type 1 diabetes in children age 6 an older, and adults.