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Hi, I just registered for this great site. I am type 2 diabetic since 1995. I have been up until October 08 , on oral meds only, then started on lantus. Since my levels were still high at the last blood test I have been also on 3 injections of novorapid since May 09, so I take 4 shots a day apart from taking 4 diabex 500 daily.If any member can please tell me how to adjust to four shots daily, please do let me know, as I am finding it very hard to adjust. Thanks..
 

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Welcome to our community! You are now using the basal/bolus method of insulin control. Lantus is your casal insulin and Novorapid is your bolus insulin. Th Lantus is supposed to keep you steady for 24 hours without the influence of food. If the Lantus does not last 24 hours you can split the dose and take part in the morning and the rest in the evening. When you eat meals you need Novorapid (bolus) just before eating. To determine the bolus dosage you should use carb counting. If you are not familiar with carb counting I suggest your contacting a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator). A CDE can instruct you is carb counting and several other things that will help. You can also research these and other topics on Google. Good luck to you!

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Thanking richard

Thanks so much for your reply Richard. Today the first two injections were fine, so I hope the next two I will not have any trouble.I do have a dabetes educator who said that maybe if my specialist knows I am having trouble inserting the needle and in fact adjusting to four shots a day, he might consider adding only another insulin to help with food, such as Novomix, at night only as really this is the worst readings I have 2 hours after dinner. Your explanation helped a lot thanks a lot.
 
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