... When I finally switched, the doc told me to give myself as much Lantus at night as I used to give Humalin N, and not take any in the morning. ... (1 replies)
... and then, if necessary, two units more, etc. The other thing is...yes, I think he should be seeing an endocrinologist. Trying to control after meal spikes with Lantus is only going to get him in trouble with lows. ... (5 replies)
... I tend to agree with you. Lantus shouldn't CAUSE weight loss, although apart from high postprandial BG, I can't think of a "concrete" reason for the continuing loss. ... (6 replies)
... Im a type 1 and I take 23 units of lantus at 10 pm my problem is I cannot cover any food I eat at night without waking up with low blood sugars. ... (10 replies)
... am. And that the flat Lantus action profile could be causing the morning highs. Splitting the dose just made the flat action more even and the high morning BG continued. ... (3 replies)
... at certain times. If you take your lantus at dinner or bedtime, try switching it to the morning and see if that helps. Some people find they have to split the lantus dose into two half doses...am and pm, because it kind of tapers off at 22 hours and then they start running high... ... (3 replies)
... e undetectable but that the liver still responds as if hypo and releases sugar if the dose is too high, resulting in high BG's that even go higher as the dose of Lantus is increased. I tried increasing the dose of Lantus and found the morning BG went even higher! ... (3 replies)
... A lot of people report weight gain on Lantus, but I don't personally feel Lantus itself causes weight gain, but rather, the improper use of Lantus. ... (4 replies)
... I don't understand why your doctor wouldn't put you on Lantus and either Humalog or Novolog. It would mean learning how to count carbs, but it's not that difficult... ... (17 replies)
... A lot of your message hit the nail on the head. I am a type 1 diabetic and take injections. I was on 40 units of Lantus at night, sliding scale before meals, and 4 Glucovance pills a day. I am overweight and have been for years. ... (17 replies)
... Let your doc know about the lows and maybe he could suggest you take the lantus in the am instead. It is more predictable than NPH so it should be better for your lows...sometimes by switching to the am, it can help. ... (3 replies)
It is possible to be a Type 1 for years and then, at a later date, also develop insulin resistance. You wouldn't be considered a Type 2, but it does complicate the treatment of type 1 and usually requires more insulin than usual.
If you're doing some type of intense physical exercise on a daily basis (the bike riding, walking, etc.) and you're not yet losing... (7 replies)
... was because I have some anxiety issues with taking a big shot late at nite. I was taking it around 10 pm and I take 70 units. I have had previous issues with lows in the middle of the nite so taking such a big shot late at night was scary to me. ... (6 replies)
... acting insulin will most likely be either lantus or levemir, yes? ... (9 replies)
... range. My blood sugars are in control, for the most part. Don't get me wrong, I still have highs and lows. I was on Lantus and Humalog before I made the move to the pump and my blood sugars were all over the place. ... (3 replies)
... ignore asking why it's high...if you only knew how bad these lows are... ... (3 replies)
... If that's the case, then yes, Lantus and Apidra would work much better for you, especially when you can't predict exactly when you'll be eating. ... (2 replies)
... Hey all.
I'm a 21 Year Old Type1 Diabetic. I've had the condition for nearly eight years I think now, I've never been amazing at controlling it - but I'm not awful - I hit my highs, I hit my lows, I've been told it's normal to make mistakes, eat something without checking etc etc.
Anywho. I am going away in June, to a music festival, I'll be there for five days. Over the... (2 replies)
... about it but I hear it controls the sugars more. One thing I'm leary about is the fact that it could make you fat if you don't watch what you eat. My son is on Lantus and Humalog. ... (16 replies)
... uation. That's why you always need to keep extra on hand. Just like food and milk. You can try upping the Lantus. It probably won't hurt. Just watch out for lows later in the day. Exercise is a natural insulin too. Are you able to exercise any? ... (1 replies)