How long does lantus work

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Avatar n tn Your doctor can advise you as to how the Lantus is affecting you, and how to adjust your food, and time you take the insulin. You might also want to ask about the insulin pump, Which does the same as the Lantus. It gives you a base line of insulin and you just dose your self when you eat according to the amount of carbohydrates you eat.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know a formula for amount of Lantus needed for a basal dose vs how many units fast-acting you take per carb? I have major swings. Yesterday was told by a nurse that the Lantus I take is really low compared to amount of Humalog I take, but she never told me HOW much she thought I should be taking. I take 1.5 u Humalog per carb for all meals (for last 3 weeks - has changed many times). I'm supposed to take 11 u Lantus in am. My morning BS is usually 300-500.
Avatar f tn my mealtime insulien is 2 to 3 units at mealtime, Surely I have to give myself more lantus at night maybe 12 units.
Avatar f tn The only biofeedback machine I have heard of, and used, measures physiological reactions much as a polygraph does. It's used by psychologists and psychiatrists to teach patients how to regulate their anxiety levels by regulating their blood pressure and heart rate by learning to control the temperature of the hands. It's also used in the same way for migraines, which is a form of vascular headache.
Avatar n tn My lifestyle is much more limited now, but still I question how both Lantus and a pump would work in strenuous physical activity. When you actually physically contort your body and organs, producing sometimes surprisingly strong physiological results (in Yoga), is the pump able to stay put and handle the rush, so to speak, safely? I think I would be able to predict Lantus better than the pump just because of lack of experience/knowledge with the pump.
Avatar n tn I'm having trouble with how to know his carbohydrate-insulin ratio. I think I'm goind to start at 12 carbs/ 1 unit...Does this sound like a reasonable place to start? Also, what would be a good website to read up on this?
Avatar n tn I agree the lantus just never worked for me. I take the levimir, however, it doesn't seem to matter how much or how little I take. In the morning, I have been experencing many more lows, like lows (35 or so). I had been on pump therapy for 15 years, so I guess I'm still getting used to this.
Avatar n tn Yes, I would research the pump for this problem since your workouts are long. If you're using a long acting insulin such as Lantus, it's providing you a steady stream of basal insulin all day non-stop. With the pump, it supplies you with custom hourly basal rates that you can adjust.. so instead of one injection that lasts 24hrs, it will give you 1u or so per hour. Because of this, when you take the pump off, your basal is therefore stopped...
Avatar n tn After another 5 days in the hospital, no one really knows what is going on. How many times does my husband have to go into ketosis before someone tells us what is going on. It is so frustrating. Keep om the tx, and keep getting 500 blood sugars. I hope my husband survives this nightmare.
Avatar n tn As I see it, one can opt for calorie control, which will make you miserable and probably regain the weight quickly,(and this would only work if insulin was reduced aswell), or you can work along the principles of how fats and carbs are metabolised. If you take a certain amount of insulin, you must take a certain amount of carbs(feeding the insulin), and the end result will be weight maintenance or weight gain. As soon as we feed insulin with unrequired energy, it is deposited as fat.
Avatar n tn All of them have happened at night, usually after a long day at work when he did not take time to eat . He is not living at home but does have roommates. Thank you for your help.
Avatar m tn After doing a great deal of research, I came to the conclusion that a little bit of insulin (Lantus, the long-lasting kind, injected nightly before bedtime) will spare my pancreas, and although it's "off label," my internist said he can't disapprove. So far those little shots seem to be working. I'm not quite a full-fledged diabetic, and I hope to remain that way. With diabetes you need to experiment.
Avatar n tn No, I am not aware of any people who have contacted us with any kind of resistance to Lantus. I do know that Lantus must be replaced at the end of a month on one bottle. The expiration date is really important, for near the end of the month, some of us find that it no longer crystallizes properly. Some people notice that when the Lantus bottle is about one month old, it doesn't work well. But if you just started the bottle, this is probably not the problem.
Avatar m tn as I never heard of these problems with Lantus. Lantus is a 24 hour basal insulin that starts to work in an hour after injected and lasts most of the day without peaking. Also, I have never heard of a Lantus pen but have a call into our local rep to ask. My teenage son has Type 1 diabetes and there is never a dull moment with diabetes, is there.
Avatar n tn I don't know how long you have had diabetes, but it is nice to hear how on top of things you are. Lots of teenagers have a much more difficult time paying attention to their blood sugars and I really want to compliment you on that. I was also a teenager with diabetes and it is not easy. I now have daughter your age. So keep up the good work and you will see the benefits in the years to come. Now to your question...Your doctor is really the best person to ask about adjusting your insulin.
Avatar n tn The Lantus is a much longer acting insulin without the drastic peaks which can give you a lot more flexibility. I don't know how long you were on the Lantus before you switched back to the NPH, but your blood sugar swings may not have been totally related to the insulin, since you are still having problems on the NPH. My own preference would be to go back on the Lantus and give it another try. Perhaps eating a smaller snack or taking a littl less Lantus might do the trick.
Avatar f tn I had to try and see what work for me and then explain to my doctor how I got it to work.
Avatar n tn I personally find that knowing how all of these outside factors affect my body is absolutely necessary in order to be able to manage the glucose levels and know when to increase or when to decrease the basal Lantus dose. You might want to ask your doctor about how the factors mentioned above affect glucose levels. You might also want to read about them, perhaps by doing a Google search on any of those words combined with the words "affect of ___ on diabetes". Good luck to you.
Avatar n tn It is troubling to see my Mother struggle with this. If anyone could possibly have any tips on how to avoid the burning of the Lantus I would greatly appreciate any information. She has recently gone to the doctor and gave her no alternatives or prevenative info on the burning and also uped her units from 40 to 60. If there is any information you have at all on the Lantus and/or diabetes in general, I thank you.
Avatar n tn you might need to change insulins.i was on lantus and it didnt work for me now im on humilin n and humilin r one for long the other for meals. and as far as stress try to find something that calms you.go for a walk listen to music and try try not to think to much and worry does the body no good. get in tune with your self and your future. do you know your body is insulin resistant?or just saying that. wow your ac 1 is 11.8 not good. i know i try to stay below 6.
Avatar n tn I'd love to hear more about what insulin you are on and how long you have had diabetes and any other concerns you might have. I know it's hard having diabetes at your age and you are not alone in the struggles you may be experiencing. I'm sure there are other teenagers with diabetes who can relate to what you are dealing with. Good luck and let me know how you do.
Avatar n tn Lows are fairly minor when taking insulin this way as long as your overall Lantus dose is pretty accurate. Lantus DOES have a slight peak about 4 hours after injection. if injecting at night, your peak is happening while you sleep and this could be the main problem after weight-building excercise. Some diabetics who have this night-low problem and who start off taking the Lantus in the morning end up taking 2 injections per day. I am one of these people.
Avatar f tn The basal/bolus regimen of a long acting insulin (Lantus) and a short-acting insulin before meals is the absolute best way to treat your high blood sugar. You are doing better, but your blood sugar is still much too high and you are at risk for complications. Why do you feel so negative about insulin? The basal/bolus system mimics what non-diabetics bodies do naturally: a small amount of background insulin 24/7 and then a burst of bolus insulin for your meals. It is certainly what you need.
Avatar f tn How often does your friend test his/her blood sugar? Most doctor's prescribe a long acting insulin (such as Lantus) to be taken daily and then also a shorter acting insulin to be used on a sliding scale. The person tests their blood sugar before each meal and at bed time and compares the result to the scale prescribed by the doctor and inject the appropriate amount of insulin (if indicated). It is a good idea to record these levels in a journal so it can be shared with the doctor.
443862 tn?1238003039 Once you lower it with the snack, then you can start adjusting the Lantus. By the way, Lantus is increased by 2 units every 3 days until you get to the 4-7 range. And yes, once your fasting blood sugar is normal, you won't need the 10 units with breakfast. But remember that your goal is controlling your blood sugar, not staying on the 10 units because that's what's comfortable. You need to try to get better control before your surgery.
Avatar n tn I'm not overweight and I don't have any complications. I take Lantus at bedtime, Humulog with meals and/or snacks and Symlin before meals. My A1C is 8.1, up from 7.1 six months ago; 7.1 is the highest it has ever been. My fasting are rarely below 200 and I have trouble controlling my sugars during the day. I tried the pump about 3 years agod and hated it. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn That's because Ultra is a long acting insulin that doesn't have the peaks that NPH does. Now there is an even better long acting insulin, Lantis, that also doesn't have the peaks. So part of your problem may be caused by those two insulins kicking in at the same time. You don't say when or why you also were taking Ultra with the NPH and Reg, but it sounds like overkill to me.
1273125 tn?1365081126 My doctor asked that I come in and see the CNP. I did as requested and she along with my consent agreed to start me on Lantus. I have tried the Januvia, Actos, Byetta, etc and none of those have helped. We agreed that if my mealtime numbers continued to be high that we would use a bolus insulin such as Novolog. I contacted her and she was going to call in the Novolog. My numbers have remained high and I am begining to worry about long term effects.
Avatar n tn You may want to seek an allergist's help to find out if this may be your daughter's problem. Please post again and let us know how you're both doing!
Avatar n tn 2 is normal and mine was +12. I have been put on a very small dose of Lantus as well! Am I becoming Type I? I know that I am insulin resistant, and borderline Type highest A1c within the last year was 6.2. It usually stays at 5.8 or 5.9. Will the Lantus stop what the antibodies have started...will my pancreas completely stop making insulin due to the antibodies? Can anything stop it? I know continued weight loss and exercise will help Type II, but what about Type I. Am I doomed?