03-03-2010 08:18 PM
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I am on MDI with novolog plus levemir therapy ?breakfast 5u, lunch 8, supper 8 and before bedtime 4(pm 9:00 ). For me, if I inject 5 unit of levemir at night, I often wake up with hypo at 7:30 with BG 3.x. Now I took 4 levimir and FBG of next morning is 4-5 mmol/L. I only took levemir once a day. I wonder if levemir really last as long as 18-25 hr. For me, my BG is ok if I do not have snack after 3 hours of novolog injection.
I wonder I could split my small dose of levemir twice a day (3+3). It seems unnecesary If levemir once a day combined my bolus can control my whole day BG well.
I guess whether my pancreas are still secreting a small dosage of insulin. My weight is 58 kilogram and my total daily doasge TDD is 25 units. I am physcically fit and more sensitive to insulin.
Does anyone can give my suggestions and recommendations?
MDI, novolog 5/8/8, basal levemir: 4/3 twice a day
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03-03-2010 08:33 PM
Levemir might not last as long as the NPH for you. I only get 7 hours out of mine so I take it every 8 hours. But it is very stable for me and I am not bouncing around like I did with Lantus. Most people do take it twice a day though and do fine with that.
I would ask your doctor if they can give you a sample that way you won�t have to spend money to found out you don�t like it. But I would definitely recommend it and it is a totally different insulin than Lantus.
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