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Hi there everyone,
I have heard of type 1 diabetics who take there fast acting insulin after thier meal. Whats the deal with that?
I often notice that my sugar readings drop within an hour or so after my meal with insuin taken before hand, and then pick up again, sometimes quite drastically. Coukd it be the type of meal that I am eating, that takes a long time for the body to process? If this tends to happen quite often, would it be better to take your insulin after your meal?
Really would likes any comments or advice on this, I cannot go on having hypos and then have sugar highs, its far too irratic.
Karen
 

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Taking short acting insulin several times a day

Thanking you all for your responses.
Is it not frowned upon to take your short acting insulin several times a day, instead of at meal times? I have always wondered about this. When I test my sugar throughout the day, at times it might be high, I am not always sure whether to give myself insulin or hold out until I eat again. If I do, how do you know how much to take at that time, what is the ratio of insulin to take in terms of what your sugar level is?
My sugar levels ar just so erratic, that it clouds my focus on what to actually do to keep it stable, I feel like I am on a rollercoaster. :confused:
 

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What type are you? If you are one then there is a basel like Levmir or Lantus will do the job instead of several shots of Humalog or Novorapd. Use the fast acting for the meals.
I am a Type 1 Diabetic using Levimer as long acting taken twice a day and Apidra for the short acting taken before meals.
 
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