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Why Is Lantus Given At Night
65 year old type 2 diabetic 80units of lantus@ bed time. What happens if I forget to take it one night? I ran out can I wait till tomorrow?
Although Lantus (insulin glargine) has no peak and long 24 hour duration of action it would be best not to miss your normally scheduled dose for too long. Make sure you get in touch with your doctor asap for a refill and / or samples!
if you need help with the cost, you might find a coupon online. ...Read more
3 hours Late taking lantus (insulin glargine) injection last night. When should I take tonight's injection?
Lantus (insulin glargine):
Lantus (insulin glargine) is a once-a-day injection usually taken every 24 hours.
Don't worry if you miss 1-3 hours - no short term or long term things to worry about if you are keeping your blood sugar under control.
If there is wide fluctuation in your blood sugar levels I recommend you see a diabetes educator. ...Read more
I take lantus (insulin glargine) 20 units at night and glimeperide 2mg in the morning was 73kgs a year ago now am 88 kgs what can I replace the 2 with?
No easy answer: Your weight gain can be due to many reasons. The improvement in your blood sugar control since being on these medications is probably a major reason. Unfortunately, medications like glimeperide and Insulin promote weight gain, whereas other medications for diabetes such as metformin and glp-1 agonists promote weight loss. You should talk to your doctor about these other possible medications. ...Read more
Last night sugar was 135 before bed. I didn't eat anything else. I injected the dose of lantus (insulin glargine) like every night and woke up with my sugar at 315...
I urinate frequently at night but not during the day, my blood sugar is about 80s during the day and about 160 @ night. I take 25 units of lantus (insulin glargine) @?
Nocturnal glycosuria: If your blood sugar is high at night, and you are peeing more often as a result, you need better night time control of you diabetes - so an Insulin dosage adjustment will be needed. If you are not taking multiple injections a day, you may need to start splitting your dose or adding nph at bedtime. Talk to your doctor about how to handle. It also helps to take multiple blood sugar readings at night. ...Read more
I don't sleep all night I wake up sweating and dry mouth I am type 2 should I have my Lantus before I go to bed I am tired in mornings?
Your tiredness is because of lack of sleep
Check your sugar levels when you get sweating at night. you could be getting low sugars and the insulin dos may need rectification. This not common with lotus though. You will need to see your GP for examination to rule out other causes of night sweats and in particular they have to make sure you don't have any swollen lymph glans. Also a battery of tests ...Read more
I am currently taking 27 units of lantus BID. If I were to switch to Trujeo what would my dosage be?
Consult with your Dr: That is a question best left to your treating doctor. There are many factors to consider when switching medications including wether or not it is in your best interest to do so. Make an appointment and discuss your questions with your doctor. ...Read more
Great combination: Hi. Yes, they work great in combination, and I prescribe the two of them together all the time! To your tight control! ...Read more
Basal insulin: 40% of the Insulin a pancreas makes is done constantly and the other 60% is done to respond to your carbohydrate ingestion (when you eat). Lantus (insulin glargine) is the first Insulin that was design to take care of that 40% because it is designed to work over 24 hrs without any peak in action minimizing low blood sugar reactions. ...Read more
If 'N' = NPH, yes:
It peaks in 6-8 hours, last 10-14 hours.
Lantus has mosest peaks, lasts 24 hours
the amer assoc of clinical endocrinologists
recommends not using nph, but longer acting basal insulin, like Insulin to obtain smoother control [often in combination with meal time short-acting insulin]. ...Read more
Well: Not usually. But there are exeption to the rule. We can't really comment on this b/c we don't have your information. ...Read more
Yes and no: Having the two drug together is not a problem. They can even be mixed together. Injecting in one spot too much is sometimes a problem. It can lead to bruising and lipodystrophy. So rotate the injection sites around. ...Read more
Yes: But a consistent regimen is recommended. Preferably before bedtime. ...Read more
Fair question: Hi. It happens. You can do either of two things. Just use your fast acting insulin (Novolog, Humalog, or Apidra) as needed for the next 18 hours to manage your BG, or take the Lantus (insulin glargine) 6 hours late and your next Lantus (insulin glargine) dose on time, and accept you'll be dose stacking for the first 6 hours of the next dose. Watch your BG carefully during this deviation in your regimen. Good luck! ...Read more
Resuming it ASAP: Diabetes is a result of persistently high sugar over long period of time, but acutely it is much more dangerous to have too low sugar than high. So missing a dose or two of diabetic medicine is not detrimental, but should be kept to a minimum. I suggest resuming your medicine asap. Eat well, exercise regularly, take your meds as prescribed, and see doc regularly as advised. Good luck. ...Read more
Lantus (insulin glargine): Is a long acting insulin, is meant to be used once a day. Every patient is unique, so adjustig your regimen is unique as well. Is better to ask your doctor for his/her reason to do split the dose. I am curious as well. The important issue is the total dose you need per day (once, or in divided doses. Again Lantus (insulin glargine) is mainly for once a day due to it long duration). ...Read more
Hi, how often should I be taking the insulin lantus (insulin glargine)? I'm getting 40 units a day.
What is the proper lantus (insulin glargine) dose for a 60 year old man with type I diabetes and when should it be taken?
Taking janumet 50/100 once & lantus 10 units and walk 40min daily. Winter arrive and my sugar gone haywire. Please help me. Why winter is so difficult?
Need more info...: This is not a simple question & would be much better suited to a 2nd opinion consult with a HealthTap doc, but we can start to think about some general ideas. Are you exercising as much, has your diet changed, do you have any allergies during this season or require steroids, have you had any colds/viruses, or other seasonal issues? Look for any. Personal changes as a starting place for discussion! ...Read more
I forgot my am dose of victoza (liraglutide) and will be taking my bedtime dose of lantus within the hour. Should I skip the Victoza (liraglutide) until tomorrow morning or take?
Skip: I would not recommend taking the morning medicine at bedtime and then going to sleep. Too low a blood sugar is more hazardous than too high overnight. Resume your usual regimen tomorrow morning and check your blood sugar at the usual time. If it's very elevated contact your physician or diabetologist for instructions. ...Read more
Is lantus (insulin glargine) dose the same as normal syringe injection? Should it be applied three times a day?
Please clarify: Hi. I don't understand your question. Lantus (insulin glargine) is only given once per day (not 3 times/day). Lantus (insulin glargine) is a basal insulin (flat, non-peaking) and does not cover meal insulin requirements, which are the 3 times/day injections. The dose of Lantus (insulin glargine) is determined on an individual basis, but if you mean is the dose from a Lantus (insulin glargine) pen the same as the dose from a vial using a syringe, the answer is yes. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I took about 140 units of lantus (insulin glargine) long acting insulin would it result in a fatality?
Depends: Hi. No way to tell. Are you a type 1 or a type 2? What's your normal Lantus (insulin glargine) dose? If you made a grievous dosing error, go to the ER (drinking juice on the way), so they can have an IV in you and be prepared for a crash. I have type 2's who use Lantus (insulin glargine) 300-400 units/day; 140 units wouldn't kill them. I have type 1's using 16 units/day; 140 units would mess them up pretty badly. Be safe. ...Read more
I been doing 18 units lantus (insulin glargine) and around 10 units novorapid but had some hypos but still better than novomix?
Absolutely: It is easier to titrate (adjust) your doses if the insulins are separate. The only advantage of the mix is convenience. ...Read more
I have changed insulin from glargine Lantus (insulin glargine) to levimer was this a wise choice and what do you think of these?
Lantus or Levimer:
Tough call but if you are doing OK, relax and enjoy.
If not, discuss this with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
Using 12 u of Lantus (insulin glargine) along with istavel, Glycomet still 200+ fasting and 300+ PP. Frequent exercise and diet control.
Discuss with your: Endocrinologist and have them adjust you medication. ...Read more
My fiancé ran out of lantus (insulin glargine) and has to wait till Tuesday to get more. But she has novolog pens. Will she be OK till Tuesday?
Possibly.: Presumably, your fiance is checking her blood sugar levels and following an appropriate diet. The best thing to do would be for her to phone her doctor to get advice. In addition, should she be advised to replace her Lantus (insulin glargine) immediately, most pharmacy plans have a provision for the patient (client) who has the same dilemma. In the event that they do not, one's local pharmacy can help. ...Read more
I am type 1 diabetic since I was 8. Now I am 30. I am taking novo rapid and lantus (insulin glargine) 3 times a day. Got a proposal for insulin pen. How gud is it?
Good: The Insulin pen is simply a more convenient way to take insulin. You can get Lantus (insulin glargine) and NovoLog in a pen. You will be able to dial the dose of Insulin needed. You would use a pen needle with the pen to inject the insulin. Each pen holds 300 units of insulin, so it will typically last for weeks. You do not need to refrigerate the pen once you start using it. ...Read more
No: Lantus (insulin glargine) is a basal insulin. It doesn't do anything for about 4 hours and then is level for about 24 hours. It should be taken at the same time every day, and you don't want to take food at the same time unless you also are taking an injection of quick acting insulin, such as before a meal. ...Read more
Yes: Taking a long acting insulin (lantus) and a shorter acting insulin (Actrapid) is called basal/bolus therapy, and is the preferred way to treat type 1 diabetes. It more closely mimics the function of the normal pancreas. However, newer "analog" insulins (Novolog, Humalog, (insulin lispro) Apidra) work faster and are more predictable than Actrapid, and are preferred, and should be taken before each meal. ...Read more
Probably but...: The 3 meds (Lantus (insulin glargine) insulin, metformin and Januvia) all work to control type 2 diabetes by different mechanism and should be effective if taken consistently and safe, but if you have specific concerns you should discuss with the doctor who has prescribed them ...Read more
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