Insulin dependent carb. counting NovoRapid with meals Lantus Solostar basel taken at night however my levels were rising before bed, conclusion the basel wasn't lasting the a full 24Hrs, changed to taking basel in morning now i'm high reading's for breakfast and lunch dropping too low in the afternoons this seesaws back to another high reading before bed. which was the problem to start with. any idea's, I'm in the mind to revert back to taking the basel at night together with a higher ratio of insulin with my evening meal.
Sounds as though your basal insulin needs vary through the course of the day & night. Have you considered an insulin pump? With a pump, you can vary the level of basal insulin on an hourly basis so that you don't have to give artificially high or low doses of mealtime insulin to compensate for basal insulin levels that are off.
Another option might be to take a relatively low lantus dose (to keep you steady during the day), and add a small dose of NPH near bedtime. This is something you can ask your physician about.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.