Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've posted anything, but I shall give a little background. For a multitude of reasons, I decided to stop using my pump and go back to MDI for a while. Even when I was on my pump, I had so many problems with morning highs. I'm 16, so I know it has to do with hormones, but it's EXTREMELY frustrating, I normally wake up around 6:30 with a BG of 150-200 (high, I know.... just wait), then I'll have less than 10 carbs for breakfast and correct for my number. My basal rate on my pump from 6:00 to 10:00am on my pump used to be double for that time frame, and yet when I checked at 10:00 everyday, it would be over 250 and sometimes over 300!
Now that I've gone back to Lantus, I'm struggling even more with highs in the morning. Since I can't adjust the basal rate in the morning (cause its Lantus) I've been stuck with highs over 300. This is ridiculous. My endo told me to take 18 units of Lantus at 9 and to see how it goes. Well, other than the highs in the midmorning, its been fine. But now I'm wondering if I should split my dose in half and do it in the morning and night.
SO 2 questions:
1.Should I split my dose and have one shot before school, and one at bedtime?
2. How does Lantus work? I know it gives a continuous dose for 24 hours, but lets say I split it, will the 9 units span over the 24 hours, or will my body recognize that its insufficient and use the amount it needs until the supply is over?
Please tell me if I'm making sense. Also, please respond ASAP seeing as I'm supposed to give my dose soon