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Anyone stopped basal insulin?

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by venky143, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. venky143

    venky143 Family member · Newbie

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    I am recently diagnosed and straight on insulin for 1 month now.

    Monitoring and able to manage the fasting and after meal BG readings.

    Current dosage is
    8 units rapid insulin 3 times before meals
    2 units intermediate acting NPH before dinner

    fasting BG target was below 90 and mine is stable around 85.

    So wondering if the 2 units of basal insulin NPH of any real use or I can stop it?

    Anyone taking such low dose or stopped basal insulin?
  2. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There is a possibility that you may be still producing insulin as you're newly diagnosed, which is why you don't need very much basal insulin. Basal insulin keeps your blood sugars level during periods of fasting.
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