levemir 12 hours apart? pls read

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levemir 12 hours apart? pls read

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Old 05-23-2014, 13:44   #1
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Default levemir 12 hours apart? pls read

im usually on a 12 hour apart schedule with levemir, taking it at 9pm and then again at 9am, sometimes it varies.
last night i took it at midnight and i know illl probably have to wait til noon to take it again am i right? i dont want a low halfway through the day. also how do i get back on schedule?

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Your levemir dose is too high in my opinion. It is a basal insulin and will never be able to cover post prandial spike. If the diet contains even moderate amount of carb. Eliminate all the grains and root vegetable and fruits. You may be able to reduce insulin dosage.

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When I was on MDI and took one inj late I moved the next one to within an hour. I did that with each inj time till I was back on schedule IE take your morning Levemir at 11:00 AM and and your night at 10:00 PM and tomorrow you will be back to 9:00AM

KNB is robinson running low or do you just dont like the amount of insulin He/She needs?

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Before I changed to pumping I split Levemir 3 ways: 5:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 8 pm ... and it was even then an uneven split.

Read the package -- you can time its gentle peak by counting back approximately 17 hours from a spike (such as dawn phenomenon), and inject then.

We are all different and I discovered from pumping and basal testing, my overnight needs are TRIPLE (!) my daytime basal needs, which is why my A1c was so high ... so, we each must do basal testing and find out what is going on, and base our dosages individually.

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