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Re: [IPk] Going to a meeting about Lantus

Hi Jackie
There's not really any intrinsic difference between Lantus and any other
long-acting insulin (I forget which one you're currently using) except that
Lantus has a flat profile rather than peaking at certain times as all the
other long-acting insulins tend to do.
So at the moment you - or rather, Sasha - may be needing snacks at times
when the long-acting insulin is peaking, which you won't need on Lantus. Or
you may still need them anyway because of exercise etc. For instance if
Sasha is always playing outside for half an hour midmorning at school, she'd
probably need the snack anyway. As for working out the right amount, you
just need to figure out when the short acting insulin is working, and at the
times when it's not working, if she is going high or low its probably the
fault of the Lantus. If you see what I mean. The night time will be the time
to watch carefully. Lantus is supposed to be taken once a day - in theory it
doesn't matter if it's in the morning or evening since it's supposed to last
for 24 hours - but some people take it twice a day, either because it
doesn't quite last 24 hours for them, or because they want the freedom to be
able to adjust the morning dose without affecting the evening dose, for
Hope that makes sense. I'm sure those who have made the switch can tell you
more, but I would definitely try it out and see how you get on. It is
supposed to be much more predictable than other long-acting insulins, which
is almost always a good thing!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 10:54 AM
Subject: [IPk] Going to a meeting about Lantus

> Hi
>  I spoke to our DSN yesterday about Sasha's bad hypo and had a chat about
> Lantus. She said that they were
>  having a meeting about Lantus this afternoon at the clinic and has
invited me
> to go along and there will
>  be other parents there who have children who have been using Lantus for a
> while, all older than
>  Sasha though. She said that Lantus sounded a good idea for Sasha and even
> suggested that we take some to
>  try it!! I am sure it isn't that simple!! I don't know what Dr Ackroyd
> say?? He did think that we
>  could consider it, but that they had only just started using it then. We
> supposed to see him in a
>  couple of weeks but the appointment was cancelled and now we don't see
> until August. I presume the
>  DSN will have to get permission. Anyway, I had been hoping, that if we
> allowed to use Lantus that
>  we could do the switch during the summer hols. However I don't know how
easy or
> how long it takes to do
> the change and make the switch.  Any comments?
>  Could those of you using Lantus remind me again when you give the shot,
> or evening. I have read
>  different opinions about the best time. I suppose it might suit different
> people to use different times.
>  Do they still need a morning snack. Sasha would like one. She has
Novorapid at
> school if necessary.
>  How do you know when you have the levels of Lantus right? How do you know
> you need more short acting
> or more Lantus?
> Any comments or tips welcome
> Jackie Jacombs
> email @ redacted
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