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Old 07-07-2018, 19:50   #1
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I am considering increasing my evening lantus to get lower numbers in the morning.

I read that some type 2 diabetics split the dose, half at night and half in the morning.

How does that help? What are the benefits?

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How much lantus do you take now in the evening?
What are your morning numbers typically?
What do you eat in the evening?
Do you eat a snack before bedtime?

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I take 35u of Lantus at night before bed. I have never heard of anyone splitting the dosage. Since it is slow acting, seems like the benefit to doing this would be minimal. The down side is the cost of supplies and 'another stick'!

But give it a try and follow your BS real close, you might then be able to determine if you see a significant change...

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only 16 units and morning sugar is only 6.6 or so.
i find eating porridge before bedtime prevents night time hunger and does not seem to give higher fasting numbers in the morning.

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only 16 units and morning sugar is only 6.6 or so.
i find eating porridge before bedtime prevents night time hunger and does not seem to give higher fasting numbers in the morning.

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Are you sure the porridge isn't giving you the high fasting numbers? 6.6 seems kind of high.

Perhaps have a snack with lower carbs in the evening?

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What I would be checking, assuming you have not already done this, is what my porridge was doing to my blood sugar after I ate it over the next 2-3 hours while I was sleeping. Based on what I believe if your blood sugar goes over 7.8 (140) your body begins to have damage to cells. This over time can result in diabetic complications.

I test my blood sugar with foods when I first start eating them. I take a reading 1 hr. after my first bite and 2 hours after my first bite...if my BS spikes at 140 or more I either do not eat that food anymore, or I cut way back on the amount I eat. You can test the porridge at anytime, just to find out what it is doing to your BS....

As noted above, a blood sugar reading of 6.6 for a morning fast is a tad high....


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Thanks Cassie, some folks dont seem to be that affected by oatmeal. a slice of low carb bread instead etc gives the same result

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thanks div2live

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I was told by my Dr. if I go above 50 units to split it between a morning and evening dose. It doesn't effect the effectiveness of the insulin, It just makes it a little easier to inject. There is absolutely no difference either way.

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I was told by my Dr. if I go above 50 units to split it between a morning and evening dose. It doesn't effect the effectiveness of the insulin, It just makes it a little easier to inject. There is absolutely no difference either way.
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i am lucky enough to only be at 16units at night.

doctor says the 20lbs i have gained in 3 years is due to lantus reducing my blood sugar- low blood sugar triggers hunger so we get heavier.

i would welcome others views on this.

in my seventies and now weigh 180lb

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