Missing a Meal and Insulin Type 2

denipink
By denipink Latest Reply 2013-06-26 04:46:14 -0500
Started 2013-06-22 18:37:01 -0500

I wasn't feeling well come dinner time and could not eat. I am to take 60 Humalog at dinner, but, i was in bed when dinner time rolled along.

What do you do when you don't feel well and can't eat? What do you do about taking your insulin?

I am told to eat at the same time each day? What is the significance of this? There are times when i can't eat at the recommended time and so i eat later. Is this ok?

Thanks if you can help :) Denise


5 replies

IronOre
IronOre 2013-06-25 12:48:40 -0500 Report

so what did you do when you couldn't eat (mentioned in the first paragraph) ?

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-06-23 18:37:17 -0500 Report

Lantus is a long-acting insulin and Humalog is a rapid insulin, usually taken to help you metabolize a meal. If you skip that meal, I would skip the Humalog you would normally take before that meal. The difficulty arises during illness when we don't feel like eating. I may still need to take some insulin because illness may cause an increase in blood sugar. The question is how much to take. This is best addressed by your doctor. The doctor may advise you to dose a certain amount when your BG reaches a certain level…I find, that using an insulin pump, I can easily skip a meal with no adverse effects because I will not take my "bolus" insulin for the skipped meal. You're still new at this and I commend you for asking the questions…it's a life-long learning experience but the more you know, the better equipped you'll be to deal with your diabetes!

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