Taking lantus and Levemir Together

freepurplebird
By freepurplebird Latest Reply 2016-02-21 21:54:50 -0600
Started 2014-03-31 02:14:25 -0500

Hi, I am taking lantus 50 units at night to cover 24 hour base insulin requirement as ones healthy pancreas do, and in the morning I take 30 units of levemir to top up my base insulin for the day , I also take Insulin Aspart Novo Rapid at lunch and dinner . Am I doing any sin. I am feeling good and energetic too then previously on Humulin shots.

Tags: insulin

3 replies

555Kelly
555Kelly 2016-02-21 21:54:50 -0600 Report

With Lantus the insulin levels in the blood are steady and constant at the same level for about 23.5 hours, with Levemir it builds up to a peak in about 6 hours then drops to nothing over the next 10 hours.

IronOre
IronOre 2014-03-31 12:17:07 -0500 Report

To be quite frank with you it makes no sense to be taking both Levemir and Lantus. You should be taking one or the other. They both are pretty much the same and do the same thing.

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