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Type 1 How much long-acting insulin do you take?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by siriusblack, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. siriusblack

    siriusblack · Member

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    Since diagnosis, I have been on sixteen units of Tresiba/Degludec at nine pm (I switched to seven pm half way through but this had no effect). Recently I’ve been having some high blood sugar issues and they suggested I up my Tresiba dose but I feel like sixteen is already a lot? I was just curious as to how much other people are taking and if this is a lot already! :)
     
  2. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @siriusblack, we're all different so the amount of basal we need will be different, and the amount you need is the amount you need.
    That said, I don't take any long-acting insulin as I have a pump, but my basal is 28 units.
     
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    kvetiny Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I take a total of 16 units of lantus and very small amounts of novarapid. I'm on very small amounts of insulin compared to most people.
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    There are people who need less than 10 units of basal insulin and there are people who need more than 400 units.
    You need what you need, it doesn't matter how much.

    But to answer your question, I currently use 114 units of Tresiba, which is more than average, and it works very good for me so I'm happy with my dose!
     
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    Gafspa · Well-Known Member

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    When I was first diagnosed I was on 16 units- as my pancreas has stopped working this has gradually gone up and up currently taking 32 units but it’ll go back down next week as I’m on my period.

    I often have adjust during month as I need more when ovulating too….
     
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    Fenn Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    AM 12 units
    PM 16 units
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I take 8 units of Levemir a day in a split dose: 4 units on waking and 4 units at bedtime.
     
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    jape Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take 40u of Tresiba every morning and varying amounts of Novorapid at mealtimes (depending upon what carbs I might be eationg and what my bood sugar might be at the time).
     
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    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Levimir 24 units split equally am and pm ! But as others have said can’t really compare between each other ! As long as blood sugar numbers are ok then amount doesn’t really matter
     
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    22 units of Levimir. 12 in morning. 10 at night.
     
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    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    16 lantus am and pm.
     
  12. H4yi3y

    H4yi3y · Member

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    48 units of tresiba
     
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    bellapodus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    16 Lantus AM and 12 NovoRapid (4 at a time)
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Tresiba 61/2 units. 7 too much. 6 not enough. Why are you worried that you may need to increase? You need what you need.
     
  15. jonathan183

    jonathan183 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    20 units Levemir - 10 morning and 10 at night.

    ... my worry with having too much insulin would be having type 1 and type 2 because insulin is too high ... but don't expect that on low carb :) ... but agree you need what you need and comparisons are not necessarily very helpful ;)
     
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  16. Torty1966

    Torty1966 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I'm T2 on basal and bolus. I'm now taking 96 units of Tresiba and Humalog is going up too. It makes no sense at all. Nothing has changed in my diet and I'm now so fed up with it all. My Hba1c has gone up from 53 to 69!
     
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  17. jonathan183

    jonathan183 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A bit off topic but ...
    high insulin for long time => insulin resistance => increasing blood glucose for same insulin => increase insulin => return to start ...

    Unfortunately I think you need to break the cycle which is not easy :(

    Some combination of low carb and time restricted eating may help ... but you need to reduce the insulin and keep a close eye on blood glucose levels.
    What have your medical support team suggested ?
     
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