I am currently taking injections twice a day after being on an insulin pump for the past ten years due to lack of health insurance.
I get my insulin from my Endocrinologist at no cost.
She started me on Levemir as soon as I came off the pump in January, but this past visit she gave me Levemir AND Lantus because she was short on bottles of Levemir. She told me my dose would be the same as the Levemir and to take it once a day or if I felt more comfortable to take it twice a day, splitting my total dose in half.
I take it once a day like I did the Levemir, but Ive noticed my blood sugars are running higher through out the day, and that my need for correction injections is almost a daily basis and most of the time more than once per day.
Is it possible that Lantus is somewhat different than Levemir and that I need a higher dose?
I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis and MANY diabetic complications, as Ive been diabetic since I was 9 and didnt get the luxury of a pump till I was in my twenties. My diabetes complications all resulted before I was on a pump… My Rheumatoid Arthritis is flaring right now so I wasnt sure if maybe that has something to do with it also?
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