Are you taking a rapid acting insulin at meal times?How Do We Decide How Much Lantus to Use?
I am tired of trying to find a comfortable level of Lantus. At this point, I am taking 62 units at bedtime. Endo/doctor will not allow me to take more than one injection per day, and prefers bedtime.
So, what's the problem? Most of the time, my three hour peak (following a meal) is between 130-160. However, there are times like today, where my BG spiked to 240 at the three hour point. This shouldn't be, because I eat the same thing for breakfast, every day. The amount is no more, or no less. It is a healthy mix of ground flax seed, wheat bran, oat bran, Quaker Oats oatmeal, and seven canned peach slices, diced and mixed in the cereal.
This is not the first time, since I went to 62 units, that I have spiked at over 200, and it must mean that I am either counting the carbs wrong (today I added an extra 4 unit of insulin to compensate for any errors), or I need more Lantus.
My Endo and his nurse/nutritionist will not give me a scale. They simply started me at 54 units last year, and told me to adjust accordingly.
Well, the accordingly is driving me crazy, because I can't seem to find a happy medium (and I'm not referring to a joyful Palm Reader - LOL).
Does anyone have a suggestion that I can use to find a level of Lantus that will wipe out the sporadic spikes? Alternatively, are the sporadic spikes something to be expected?
Thanks for any feedback,
Pastor Paul :amen: