i have been on levemir about 2 years. i take it every 12 hours = day 66 units, nite 60 units. i also carb count w/ novolog & take symlin. i have been diabetic for 40 yrs & not gone on the pump yet. the split dose worked much better for me & it seems logically it would. your doc seems to have some unusual ideas.
Ok thank you I was thinking that i was the only one out there taking 70 a day lol
Most of the people on those low doses are slim type 2's or type 1 or LADA.
Those of us with type 2 usually have a lot of insulin resistance, thus the need for higher doses. We usually have more body fat too. More body fat and insulin resistance go hand in hand. Its all part of type 2.
Don't worry, you're a normal type 2. Those doses are not high at all for a type 2. You have to take what you need, not what works for someone else.
I definitely think its best to split the dose. You should check out their website. Its not gaurenteed to last 24 hours.
I take about 47 to 50 units at night and about 27 to 30 units in the am. I am actually adjusting my dose a bit right now, that's why I have a range. Its not settled yet. I was on 27 and 47 for a while which seemed to work well, but my morning blood sugar started to rise when I got some injection site infections (I'm very prone to them, ever since I had my tetanus booster shot).
Anyway, back to Levemir, even though the infections have cleared up, my morning numbers are still high and my bs remains high all day. I really really hate this. I usually have good numbers, but nothing seems to be working right now. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll have to switch back to Lantus. I just spent about $450 on my Levemir too, which I have to use, as I can't afford to replace it with lantus. I think some of my Novorapid insulin was faulty, since it doesn't seem to have any affect on my mealtime numbers right now. I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm upping my Levemir dose for a few days to see if it helps. I checked the formula in their prescribing PDF and I'm no where near the average dose for my size, so its safe to do so, provided I do it slowly. (My diabetes nurse gave me the formula).
It does sound like you need to split your dose and possibly increase it. Check with your doctor about increasing it. Do you take a mealtime insulin such as Novorapid? Levemir and Lantus are both basal insulins and do not cover your mealtime carbs. That might be the problem.