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Type 1 Lantus Drop

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by alphabeta, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello.. I noticed a drop of my bg of around 40-50 points after 50 minutes of taking Lantus. Now I feel fine but I felt shaky before. My question is... is this normal? Do you guys drop like this? Anyway I am still waiting to see what is gonna happen. Thank you in advance. *feeling peaceful*
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @alphabeta ,

    "40-50 points" drop, from where? When did you last inject a fast acting insulin.? (Is there still ovorapid on board too?)
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I took my Lantus after 3 hours of bolus
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi again,

    Could be the bolus? It can still be active for up to 5 hours? The 4th hour for me can sometimes be a trial... :)
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I guess not to be honest... by the basal injection all previous basal and bolus would wear out
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Update: it dropped another 40 points at 2 hour mark
     
  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I agree the Lantus will tail off at 22 hours. Depends on what you ate & the timing & accuracy of the bolus too?

    What number was your BG test when injecting the Lantus?
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well pre dinner it was 16.6; bolused and corrected but insulin shooted out like crazy :( my sugar was 17.7 when I took Lantus, 1 hour later 15.1 then 12.9 10 minutes ago. Why... I am already taking 10 units of Lantus still trying to get my dose
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    To clarify, did you give a correction dose in addition, at the time of bolus for the meal?
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Sugar now 11.3 it is time to act. 1.6 drop in 15 minutes? Ridiculous!
     
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