By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-09-10 13:44:56 -0500
Started 2012-02-06 12:34:18 -0600

Does anyone take their Lantus in the morning?

20 replies

msann 2012-02-12 13:38:39 -0600 Report

i take 14 units in the am and 30 units at nite bsl doing pretty good my range is 80-130 ,after 2 hrs 160 have a great day

Set apart
Set apart 2012-02-08 05:47:06 -0600 Report

Hi I was taking my Lantus only at night, but about a week ago right aboout the end of the 24 hr. Period my basal would be so weak that I would spike up to 50-70 numbers. For the last 2 days my D nurse started trying it out where I take 1/2 at 7:30 pm and again at 7:30 am, my numbers are still higher than I want them to be so am trying to slowly work into this. Doing it this way means you are overlapping your insulin which in my case we had decided I need something working for me constantly. Are you a T1?

nzingha 2012-02-08 04:17:09 -0600 Report

no.. i take mine at nights and if i forget to do so it reflects in my numbers.. they usually jump up…

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-02-07 20:28:37 -0600 Report

Years ago, when I was put on Lantus it was in the morning, but I had problems with it. The dr changed it to just before bed time and it worked out fine, I was also on other insulin as well.

Type1Lou 2012-02-06 17:18:05 -0600 Report

When I was on MDI of Lantus and Novolog, my endo changed the time of day for my Lantus shot (14u) from evening to morning because I had been experiencing serious early morning low BG's. It did help me (she explained that though Lantus is a 24 hour insulin, it is slightly stronger after initially taking it.) I eventually went on an insulin pump last August and no longer use Lantus.

Young1s 2012-02-06 17:22:15 -0600 Report

Yes, I was told this about Lantus as well. Which is why I have to be very careful about what I eat/drink as the day goes further along. And also why I take mine basically the same time every day, so there aren't any gaps between doses.

Armourer 2012-02-06 15:07:34 -0600 Report

I split my Lantus 50/50 because 1) it is a large number of units 110 a day 2) This way it is constant through out the day.

Young1s 2012-02-06 14:19:03 -0600 Report

Yes I do. But I'm on slow-acting so that's my only dose for the day. BTW: You don't have to be shy with us, we're a friendly bunch.

Caroltoo 2012-02-06 14:23:02 -0600 Report

You are a gentle soul, Pat. It's much appreciated.

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2012-02-06 12:57:47 -0600 Report

Once my dosage leveled out at 80 units my CDE had me split it into 2 shots one in the morning and one 12 hours later, this way it is in your system all day.