By St-Bridget1969 Latest Reply 2017-04-16 07:47:02 -0500
Started 2009-12-18 10:00:27 -0600

My husband is on Lantus for his long term insulin and it appears to be making his blood sugars higher every time the endocrinologist increases it. We have discussed it with every endocrinologist the VA has given him but they tell us its not possible. His nutrionist disagrees and says that too much Lantus at night can raise you blood sugar in the morning. Has anyone else run into this with lantus?

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Lady221 2017-04-16 07:47:02 -0500 Report

I am having the very same problem. I know this was many years ago but what did you end up doing? What helped? Looking for answers here.

Anonymous 2017-04-14 11:09:18 -0500 Report

I know this was 2 yrs ago but I am having the same exact problem. What di dyou end up doing? I'm ready to stop it and just stay on my Novolog. I get better numbers.

alanbossman 2009-12-21 20:03:14 -0600 Report

Hi, I am on lantus also i take 22 units in the morning. My doctor had me start in the morning mybe this might help. my sugars do not raise at all.

St-Bridget1969 2009-12-21 22:13:00 -0600 Report

Thank you Alan. That might be an option with him. Its been a frustrating nightmare with him for both of us. I know it bothers him cause he doesn't know what to do and it frustrates me because I feel helpless to helping him solve the problem.

packrat2 2009-12-20 12:07:55 -0600 Report

I was on Lantus,same as {jerry 1423}.. when high in the AM the Doc. was after me to test at 3:00am thinking I was low in the night..worth a try…regards packrat2

St-Bridget1969 2009-12-21 22:15:04 -0600 Report

That is what we have done in the past but his sleep schedule is so off because of his sleep apnea we haven't been able to test at that time. I am positive he is dropping at 3am though.

kdroberts 2009-12-18 11:01:15 -0600 Report

It's possible but would require some investigation. If he is taking way too much and dropping low during the night when he is asleep he may be rebounding quite badly and wake up with high blood sugar. It could also be other things. What sort of numbers is he seeing before he goes to ed and when he wakes up?

St-Bridget1969 2009-12-19 20:52:06 -0600 Report

When he goes to bed reading are 150 or so and when he wakes up some days its up in the 250 range. We are trying to get his day time readings lower but with such a high am reading it has been a challenge.

St-Bridget1969 2009-12-19 20:57:23 -0600 Report

The bad part is testing at three am doesn't work since most of the time he doesn't go to bed until 1:30 or 2am. Been trying to get him to go to bed earlier so we can do a couple weeks of 3am readings but has not worked yet.

Harlen 2009-12-18 10:09:23 -0600 Report

Yep it did for me too
And I got boils as well from taking so much of it
It looks to me that some of us kant take it and or it dosent work well for us
Thank god I no longer take it ,And the boils are gone too
thank god for the pump
Hope this helps
Best wishes