Posted by on Wednesday 19 May 2010

Timing is everything

Injecting Lantus first thing in the morning... Just a quick follow up to my recent post about switching my Lantus dose to first thing in the morning. It works!

I've just looked back over some old bg readings for the last few years and they suggest I've been waking up to a low level hypo perhaps 2 or 3 times a week. Since switching the timing of the dose 10 days ago my levels have pretty much all been in the 3.9 - 7.5 mmol/l range with the majority between 4.4 and 6.7 mmol/l.

I got into an email conversation with Matt Jones who said he used to have a similar experience and had pretty much solved it overnight by injecting Lantus in the morning. I'd tried slightly altered doses (having got hold of a 1-unit Autopen) and having a small amount of slow-release carbs last thing at night to beat the morning lows but neither had been particularly effective.

I seems it wouldn't work for everyone - I mentioned switching the dose timing when speaking to my DSN and she had said that in her experience it just 'moved the problem', but for me the difference has been amazing.

Thanks Matt. I owe you one :)

Update: Morning and Evening

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