From Newry, Maine, USA:
I am 37 years old, and have lived with typeá1 diabetes for 35 years, and, for eight weeks, and I have been using Lantus (42 units) in the morning while waiting to start pump therapy. My problem is that I am still having high blood sugars in the morning because of the dawn phenomenon. Should I take some Lente at bedtime for the early morning coverage? How much?
It would not be unreasonable to add some NPH or Lente insulin at bedtime if you escalate the Lantus (insulin glargine) dose up with no response in the morning and/or low sugars between meals at other times of the day. Remember that you cannot give other insulins in same syringe as Lantus. You should discuss this with your physician prior to insulin pump therapy.
Original posting 8 Aug 2001
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:24
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.