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Tresiba 100

Discussion in 'Type 1.5/LADA Diabetes' started by Carl W, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. Carl W

    Carl W · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, I was put on Tresiba today, and told to take it in the pm before bed. Should I take it right before bed or is it best maybe an hour or so before as it’s active for about 24-30 hours I think. ‍♂️
    TiA
     
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    jape Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tresiba is actually very forgiving as to when one takes it. I used to take it before bedtime, as I tended to forget to take it at nightime. Also, I once I injected the wrong insulin before bedtime (fast acting rather than the basal insulin). Now, I take it in the morning before breakfast.
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    The point is to take it once per day, and not forget.
    So the best time is a time where you're least likely to forget!
    For me, that's right before sleeping, which can be anywhere between 11PM and 5AM, and Tresiba is very forgiving with flexible timing like this.
    For you, it might be at some other point.
     
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  4. Carl W

    Carl W · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I was told earlier to take it in the PM, and before bed, but wasn’t sure if it was right before or maybe an hour or so before.
     
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  5. Carl W

    Carl W · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I was told if I forgot to take it I’d have an 8 hour window to take the full amount. I was wondering if it was right before bed or maybe an hour or so before it. It’s all new to me so a little confused.
     
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    Carl W · Well-Known Member

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    Would you eat something before you took it so not to have a hypo??
     
  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    The Tresiba has a very flat profile, it really doesn't matter at what time you take it.
    Eating something when taking your Tresiba is absolutely useless, it's a very slow acting insulin, designed to keep your blood glucose steady. It doesn't do anything about the peaks after eating.

    Are you on Tresiba only or are you on a mealtime insulin as well?
     
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  8. Carl W

    Carl W · Well-Known Member

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    I’m on gliclazide too at the moment as well as the tresiba. The gliclazide i take in the morning half hour before breakfast and half hour before my evening meal.
     
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    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always too mine before bed along with my end of day bg test... tresiba actually lasts for upto 3 days in your system so is very forgiving on time when you take it... but it also means any adjustments made to dose take upto 3 days to take effect

    So what ever time of day is best for you... bedtime probably as you can keep the pen on the bedside cabinet and take it as you get ready for bed
     
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  10. Peter A Jones

    Peter A Jones Type 1 · Member

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    I take my Tresiba in the morning when I wake up. There are no distractions for me at that time of day, so it is never forgotten. Taking it at bedtime could be much easier to forget, especially after a visit to the pub!
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning for me. Have an alarm set so I don’t forget. But I’m retired and relaxed in the mornings.
     
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    holmroad Type 1 · Member

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    I've been on Base Bolus regime this past 10-15 years at least - started off taking Levemir at bedtimeish and quick acting three times daily before meals - but been on Tresiba the past three years or so instead of Levemir, with no issues whatsoever! I take Novorapid before each meal three times daily and find all three work fine for me, maintaining a constant HbA1c of 6.3 .
     
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