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[IPk] Re: insulin dosage


my basal rate on my Disetronic pump differed between 0.4 units - between 
12am - 3a.m , up to 1.4 units at 7am to cover a dawn phenomenon.  This 
worked well and gave me a steady fasting BG.

The Lantus that I now take does allow for a good fasting BG in the morning - 
around 8mmol, though the continuous BG monitor I have just trialled shows 
that I am going hypo while asleep on some nights.  I have reduced my insulin 
as a result.  It seems to work for about 22 hours, wearing off around 8pm.  
This means that I have to take extra Novorapid for dinner.

The Lantus/Novorapid regime is not technically as flexible as the pump, and 
I cannot be as scientific in making insulin calculations/adjustments.  
However, my latest HbA1C was 7.4 (early July), 3 months after coming off the 
pump.  My last HbA1C in April was 7.9.  I am still undecided which therapy I 
will use in long term, and I have my pump in my bedroom drawer if needed!




Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 09:13:47 +0100
From: "Ingrid Morrow" <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Insulin dosage

Hi Louise,

it's great you have been able to regulate your bgs on Lantus "as well
as" on
a pump.  Did you you used to have the same basal throughout the day?


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