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Can i take lantus (insulin glargine) once a day and add actrapid before meal?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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