Lantus insulin

MDDJ
By MDDJ Latest Reply 2010-03-25 19:31:55 -0500
Started 2010-03-25 16:26:24 -0500

Say you take 10 units of Lantus per day. Does it act like a) you took 10 units of regular insulin and counteract a single gluclose level of 400 & once consumed, it's gone or b) you have a baseline of 10 units all day long causing you to take 10 units less for every spike/meal all day long?


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kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-03-25 19:31:55 -0500 Report

Neither. It's up to 24 hours duration but you can't compare the number of units to different types of insulin. You basically have 10 units of lantus working in your body for roughly 24 hours reducing your blood sugar but it won't be reducing it by the same amount as 10 units of regular insulin, or 10 units of rapid insulin, or 10 units of NPH. So, that 10 units may mean you take 1 less unit of regular, it may mean you take 5 less or any other amount, it's usually not 1 to 1.

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