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When to take insulin in the mornings.

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by TashT1, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. TashT1

    TashT1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, I’m just contemplating how my morning routine will change once the kids go back to school.

    I usually get up, take both basal (lantus) and bolus insulin, then eat breakfast 15 mins later. But when the kids go back to school I don’t usually eat breakfast until 9.30/10am.

    Would I be doing any harm if I took my basal first thing (7am) & then waiting until after the school run to bolus & eat?
     
  2. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The basal is not connected to when and what you eat. Basal as usual, eat when you want and bolus accordingly.
     
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  3. hels

    hels Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to be able to do that - just do my long acting and then just do my short acting when I'm going to eat however over the last 18months there has been a shift in my insulin requirements and I now need short acting when I get up otherwise my blood sugars shoot up (with no food). Its a bit of a balancning act as sometimes I inject 2 units and it just stabilises my blood sugars then I need to inject again to eat and other times I need a small amount of food to stop myself going low.
     
  4. TashT1

    TashT1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah well I guess with all things diabetes trial & error is the key. It might be wise to do a trial run this week, since it also involves a 40min round trip walk.
     
  5. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Take your basal at the usual time as advised by your HCPs.
    Bolus when you are ready to eat.
     
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