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When do you take your basal (long acting) Insulin?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Klang180, Nov 13, 2012.

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When do you take your Basal (long acting) insulin?

  1. Before Breakfast

    13 vote(s)
    28.9%
  2. Before Lunch

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Before Dinner

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Before Bedtime

    31 vote(s)
    68.9%
  1. Neicy0412

    Neicy0412 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can' vote as you haven't given an option for splitting the dose, I take mine both before breakfast and with my evening meal, approx 12 hours apart
     
  2. Lucypieee

    Lucypieee · Well-Known Member

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    I take Levemir twice a day. 32 units each time.

    I was on Lantus for a while, but that didn't have much of an effect on my BG levels. Levemir has been much more effective. I tend to take mine in the morning, when I get into work, (9am/10am), then 12 hours later.
     
  3. McMittens

    McMittens Type 1 · Active Member

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    Around 8:00pm ish every night :)
     
  4. JMM

    JMM Type 1 · Active Member

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    I used to take my Basal Insulin at night but found I had high readings in the morning, I think it was too strong after first injecting and after moving to morning it it much easier to control. I have also found my Blood Sugars mucg easier to control and I don't need as much.
     
  5. Pearsall85

    Pearsall85 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently taking it around 9pm but I'm looking to change it with my consultant as around late afternoon the next day I feel it's running out and it's making it difficult to have anything to eat of an evening if I'm hungry.
     
  6. copepod

    copepod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Impossible to help with your poll, as I take 2 injections of long acting per day.
     
  7. Sugar free Stu

    Sugar free Stu Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have always taken mine (Lantus) at night 25u about 8pm however 3 months ago was also instructed to also take a morning shot so now 26u pm & 15u am. Does anyone else take this amount in this style of routine? When starting am shots there was no reduction to pm shot.
     
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