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Levemir 24 Hours

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Sharrryn, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Sharrryn

    Sharrryn Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've always split my levemir. Not an even split - 10 units am and 4 units pm. I'm now down to 2 units pm and still going low overnight. Is there anyone who uses levemir once a day? My diabetes educator says there are some people who find it does last 24 hours and only need it once a day.
     
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    O_DP_T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am using it once a day 17u, I am sure it doesn't quite last 24hrs I am considering splitting it.
     
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    scotteric Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Everyone is different, the only way to find out is to try it!
     
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  4. Dixon1995

    Dixon1995 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was told levemir lasts 12-16 hours with it peaking around then, unfortunately I was moved recently from levemir Detemir, to abasaglar glargine, good job I knew the difference even if the doctor thought they were identical treatments, I was on 40 units levemir, 20 morning 20 night.... I trialed this with the Abasaglar but knew it was more potent, so I am now on 15 morning 15 night. Youre told to use Glargine once daily, but I find this usually causes hypos more often, we know ourselves better than anyone... good luck.
     
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  5. Khushi Nagpal

    Khushi Nagpal Type 1 · Active Member

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    I don’t split the long-acting. I take about 18-20 units at 8:30 pm every night. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to create issues, though I have noticed that my sugar is usually on the lower side in the morning. I do think that a small effect does remain for most of the day, but I can’t say about the full 24 hours. Guess the effect and lasting period depends on the person.
     
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