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Insulin times

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by tinka21, May 19, 2021.

  1. tinka21

    tinka21 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Take 24 units of insulin and one gm of metformin before breakfast around 6.30am, take the same before evening meal which could be anytime between 6.00pm and 9.00pm, insulin is taken 5 to 10 minutes before meal, apparently its a mixture of fast acting and slow release, is it possible to alter the timing, back to watching football where i usually go out after dinner 12.00pm have a few drinks watch the football then a few more drinks before heading home 10.00pm ish (shock, horror)
    Would it be ok to take evening injection later than usual, any advice appreciated, surely someone has the same dilemma
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Change what you eat and get off the insulin entirely maybe?
     
  3. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @tinka21, I'm type 1 and haven't used mixed insulin for a long time (about 18 years I think) so things may be different now, but I had to have mine 30 minutes before breakfast and 30 minutes before tea, it didn't really matter what time they were, so some days breakfast would be 7am, some days 11am, although tea would be roughly the same time each day. I would be inclined to say it would probably be ok to have your insulin later but I can't say yes it's absolutely fine because I'm not sure.
    Do you have a DSN you could ask? Otherwise hopefully someone else will come along and can offer some more up-to-date and accurate advise for you.
     
  4. tinka21

    tinka21 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Im type 2 , was told to take it 5-10 mins before food, try to keep more or less the same mealtimes .
     
  5. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah, there's your answer then.
    I wasn't suggesting you change the timing of your insulin pre-food, I was just sharing my experience and as I said that was about 18 years ago and as a type 1.
     
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    Karenhome02 Type 2 · Member

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    i take 24 novamix30 morning and night, the DN told me i must have my evening insulin and meal before 8pm? i really dont know why?
     
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