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Old 05-10-2019, 13:56   #1
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I'm on 18 units of lantus once a day I typically take in the morning before breakfast with my humalog. Wondering if this is the best time of day to dose my long lasting insulin or if lunch dinner or before bed would be better in the long term. Any thoughts?

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I'm on 18 units of lantus once a day I typically take in the morning before breakfast with my humalog. Wondering if this is the best time of day to dose my long lasting insulin or if lunch dinner or before bed would be better in the long term. Any thoughts?

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I think it varies on the person and their daily/nightly routine. I used to be on Lantus (between 22 - 26 units) and would take it before going to bed.

I wasn't happy with it as there were high BG times during the day that I really struggled to control and as a result I was taking additional humulog shots to get my BGs down during those times. So I tried a split dose of Lantus (1/2 in morning and 1/2 at night) which did not improve things.

A couple of people on this forum and my doctor suggested Tresiba as it's supposed to last longer than Lantus and since using Tresiba my BG levels throughout the day and night significantly improved. I'm not taking as many corrective humulog shots like I used to either.

That's my story - My sister who is also a Type 1 and was on Lantus took her's in the morning but she too is switching over to Tresiba once she's finished with her Lantus Pens. It will be interesting to see if she has the same experience.

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I have been on Lantus for a long time. I take 25u before bed. I cannot say for sure why I have always taken it at that time, but I always have. I believe since it is slow acting, I doubt it matters when you take it, as long as you do it at the same time each day.

This is one of those questions that is best answered by a healthcare professional. I recommend you check with your doctor...

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