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Thought I'd ask for some thoughts on adding a 'fast acting/duration' Insulin to my D treatment. I am currently using 50 u NovoLog 70/30 twice per day. Having some trouble with that regimen in that at night my BG goes low, often (2-3 times per week) While during the day my BG is fairly well controlled until Lunch or after then the 2 hour drop does not work very well.
For my thoughts, the night dose is apparently a bit much and the day dose seems to quit before evening meal time. While a fast acting Insulin would complicate things, I do test fairly often usual 4-5 times per day. Last A1c was 6.9 but previous tests were in the 5.x range and would greatly prefer back into that area :confused:
 

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Jeremy,

The different insulins are pretty confusing, at least for me! What I take is NovoLog 70/30 and it is considered a basal or 'foundation' insulin. Active for 12-14 hours, while the plain NovoLog is active 4-5 hours supposedly.

Your varied use is exactly what I'm thinking would work better for me to control my times of higher BG during day. Then to possibly reduce my nightly injection 'foundation' amount and avoid lows! Of course my 'best laid plans' would be subject to thoughts from my Doc. I do not see an Endo, but the Family Doc does have considerable experience. About 3 years back I tried Levemir along with NovoLog and found that combination to not work well for me, while others have great luck.
 
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