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Which dose to reduce

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ljwilson, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. ljwilson

    ljwilson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My levels have started dipping late afternoon, should I be lowering my morning Levemir? I currently take 2 doses a day, 18 in the morning and 20 in the evening.

  2. iHs

    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    This might be due to carb ratio no longer correct at lunchtime and by altering it so that less bolus is given, yr mid afternoon bg levels will be a bit higher so hopefully prevent the late afternoon hypo feeling. The other way is to reduce the morning basal which will then start affecting yr bg levels late mid morning making them a bit higher and will also influence the lunchtime bg levels which will then need you to alter the lunch bolus. Trial and error really so see how you get on trying both. Remember to test bg levels. I attempt the easier option and just eat a small snack about 30mins before you know the hypo feelings starts. If my bolus has more or less come towards its end of action, I sometimes just eat a jellybaby which wont make my bg levels go up higher than I want before my next bolus is due for evening meal so you need to look at the time a bit as well to figure out the acting time of the bolus

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