why lantus is not working for me

mych
By mych Latest Reply 2012-08-08 02:07:58 -0500
Started 2012-08-03 15:56:11 -0500

why lantus is not working

Tags: diabetes

7 replies

Armourer
Armourer 2012-08-08 02:07:58 -0500 Report

When first diagnosed I took 7 units a day. Now it is 110 units a day. For me the big difference was carb counting. I'm on victoza now with Lantus and Humalog, and my numbers couldn't be better, but I'm not losing weight. I dialed back 10 units of Lantus and my sugar numbers climbed a lot. It works for me! Good luck.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-07 05:52:44 -0500 Report

Lantus works for me, like Old biker said it's also about diet and exercise. I have had to increase my Lantus injections and since first diagnosed!

old biker
old biker 2012-08-05 12:46:02 -0500 Report

Try going first to Lantus web site..You will find a pop up where you enter your weight and they will give you a realistic starting dosage..My doctor started me out on 10 units that was half the recommended dosage that Lantas listed for my weight. When I hit 32 units daily and was still getting high BGL number's I changed my diet. I did some research and went on a low carb diet and my BGL came down over night.All good diabetic management consists of medication, diet, and exercise..I hope this was helpful

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2012-08-05 11:43:25 -0500 Report

Lantus worked for me for nearly 8 years in conjuction with meal-time Novolog boluses and a low-carb diet. When I started experienced scary morning low BG's, I sought help from an endocrinolgist and started using a pump last August. What are you doing to manage your diabetes and why do you claim Lantus isn't working for you? Are you counting your carbs? How many do you allow yourself each day? What other meds/insulin are you on?

KG66
KG66 2012-08-03 21:11:27 -0500 Report

Could be the dosage… When I was first diagnosed I was on 13 units each day, they had to keep bumping up my dosage. Before I got the pump I was at 19 units a day! Maybe it's that?

Thomas Shulin
Thomas Shulin 2012-08-03 16:05:50 -0500 Report

Can you explain a little bit more. Why do you think it is not working for you? Or do you think it just doesn't work in general.