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How much is too much - Lantus??

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by merrymax69, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. merrymax69

    merrymax69 Type 2 · Member

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    Have been on insulin for just over a month now and still juggling.
    I am now injecting 40 units of Lantus at bedtime and its giving me a waking level of between 5.5 and 8.2, I'm concerned that 40 units is a lot as I was started on just 12.
    DN wants me to concentrate on getting overnight sorted first before I start adjusting my Novorapid though I have started increasing my dinnertime shot as I hoped that if I could keep my level down in the evening I wouldnt need so much overnight, sadly I seem to elevate a lot during the night!!

    Anyone in similar position?
     
  2. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. 40 units is quite high. Are you overweight and hence insulin resistant? It is important to have a low-carb diet to get any excess weight down. That way any insulin resistance should fade and the body should become more sensitive to insulin.
     
  3. merrymax69

    merrymax69 Type 2 · Member

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    I definitely need to lose weight but not obese, have been trying to lower carbs especially in the evenings but I have always elevated overnight. its quite frustrating, waiting to see Nurse again for some more advice as feeling a bit lost!
     
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