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How many insulin units do you take?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by bisalimo, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I take my 18 units of levemir in two injections of 9 units each. One at 7.00 a.m. and one at roughly 9.00 p.m. Done that way I maintain excellent control if I don't eat. In the morning I wake up one mmol either side of the figure I went to sleep on. My consultant told me that levemir's profile is shorter than that of lantus (the alternative on offer at the time) and for some people (not all) worked better with split doses.

    It works best for me as two doses, so that's what I do. If it ain't broke ......
     
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  2. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Some of the long lasting insulins (basal) do not work efficiently for 24 hours, so a lot of people split dose their basal insulins to get the best 24 hour coverage. Levemir being one of the split dose basal insulins
     
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  4. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I use a total of about 55 units a day of fast acting Humalog by pump. Pretty close to it being a 50/50 split of basal versus bolus usage. I seem to be pretty consistent although sometimes I have too much "leftover" in my Omnipod pod and that just annoys me.

    Usage just can really vary person to person. I agree that there is no right amount, it really is whatever a person needs.
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  5. bisalimo

    bisalimo · Active Member

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    I'am type 2, 18 units of levemir at 9 pm
     
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    bisalimo · Active Member

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    I take same amount of levemir, but only once a day at 9 pm, had tried lantus too, but prefer levemir
     
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  7. bisalimo

    bisalimo · Active Member

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    I take levemir once a day at 9 pm, HbA1c 42, was 115 when diagnosed Oct 2017, 50 Jan 2018, no oral drugs, still enjoy ice cream, pudding, chocolate bar and drink a cup of coffee with two teaspoons of white sugar, Homa IR 2.0, C-Peptide 1.16
     
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    bisalimo · Active Member

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  9. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Levemir lasts for up to 12 hours but has a flatter active profile than many. Some of us find it easier to maintain good blood sugars using it.
    Like many others I use the short acting insulin for food and corrections.
    Pumpers use short acting insulin delivered almost continuously and set a profile of doses according to their individual needs.
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  11. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you read about the people on the T2 threads who’ve had success with low carb and the low carb recipes for cakes and ice cream? Are you in the U.K.? There’s a range of non-carb sweeteners available; I use them myself as high density sugar foods where the digestion turns the sugar to glucose very rapidly will spike blood sugar unless they’re selectively used as a hypo treatment.
     
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  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Type 1 here, 10 units of Tresiba in the morning and 3 meals carb counting with Novorapid Insulin, ranging from 15 to 18 units. so a total of 28 for both.
     
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  13. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Psssstttt......your adding up is not so good RRB :bag::bag:
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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  15. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Ah - in which case you might get more useful information by asking other type twos who use insulin, and they are two completely different conditions that just share part of a name.
     
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  16. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I pressed the number 2 instead of the number 1, so all okay dokey now and thank you so much for alerting me to my mistake :D
     
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  17. bisalimo

    bisalimo · Active Member

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    Err...nope, don't get me wrong, i asked about type 1 on purpose and deliberately, i had read a lot about type 2 in this forum and other forums too, youtube, googling and others, i just want to know the other side...or should i say the other type of diabetes, ehm.. is it forbidden for type 2 to enter type 1 sector?
     
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  18. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not at all. We are very welcoming :joyful::joyful:
     
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  19. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Not at all. I just don’t understand how gathering dosage information for a different condition is of much use, that’s all :)
     
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  20. bisalimo

    bisalimo · Active Member

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    Because i thought type 1 have no insulin resistance, so if, and only if, a type 2 has no insulin resistance his exogenous (insulin shots) must be lower than that of a type 1, because type 1 have no/very little endogenous insulin, but according to helensaramy (#9) type 1 can be insulin resistant too
     
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