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What To Do If You Miss A Dose Of Background (24h) Insulin.

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by everway9, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. everway9

    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Good evening everyone. :)

    I forgot to take today's dose of Lantus Solo and I'm thinking 'what do I do'?

    My glucose level is 9.6 which is normal when compared to my average for this time of day.

    I have been taking it at 18:00 - 18:30 pm. Time is now 22:50.

    My thoughts are I should take it now.

    What are your thoughts.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You could take this evening's dose less 20% to be on the safe side and then go back to your normal dose tomorrow.
     
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  3. everway9

    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Hi robert72. I missed the notification email saying you had replied. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No probs :) Hope you are able to sort out your basal.
     
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  5. everway9

    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I have been started on 12u Lantus. So 20% of that is 2.4u. I will round that up to 3. So 3 from 12 is 9. So therefore I should take 9. Do you think that's ok at this time of night?

    Sorry but what does basal mean? :)
     
  6. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Now that you're almost 6 hours away from your usual time then I guess 25% less would be OK.

    Basal insulin is your background insulin (Lantus).
     
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    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    OK... spot on m8. Thanks so much for your time. :)
     
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    LincolnLizzie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This happened to me and my DN advised that up to 12 hours late, halve the dose or have a full dose and change my dose timing. Over 12 hours just miss completely and that it is nothing to worry about. I'm on Lantus too.
     
  9. everway9

    everway9 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks LinclonLizzie.

    That sounds about right yes.

    I had not eaten any dinner yesterday evening so what I ended up doing was having a late meal. So I did not have any Lantus at all but had NovaRapid with my meal. I woke up this morning and checked my level and it was 14.6 which is average for me at this stage. So I think what I did worked nicely. However I dont think it's a good solution overall. I think what other people and yourself have posted here should be the way to go as people dont normally eat a main meal at 00:30... or at least they shouldn't :)
     
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