My son (12) is going to be switching from nph and nr to MDI in a couple weeks. Looking for feedback on Levemir vs Lantus for basal. Any comments/opinions out there?
I started out on a variety of combinations, when I was diagnosed at 17 - somewhere in my early-ish 20s a doctor suggested I try Lantus (to replace my nph) and I immediately saw a difference; however, I was taken off Lantus (and put back on nph) while pregnant/nursing, so I am not sure if that is something specifically cautionary for newborns or all young children...
As far as I understand Levemir and Lantus are the same thing (Lantus is the brand name), but you may want to confirm that (I have never tried Levemir, only Lantus).
For myself personally, I am happy with Lantus - I like the coverage it gives me and have found my greatest success comes with injecting it at bedtime.
Best of luck to you and your son :)
My son is using Lantus insulin since dx in November 2010 (he is now 10). I was using Lantus for years until I switched to a pump a few months ago. We get good results with Lantus and we use Humalog for meals.
I have no experience with Levemir.
My dad and brother were both using Lantus and also had good results however my brother is also now on a pump. The experienced MUCH less low blood sugar in the night with Lantus.
i was on 30/70 long acting before, but now i have started combination of Lev-emir and Novo Rapid. i never tried lantus so dont know about it but i can definitely say Levemir is best for me.
I used Lente as my basil for years. it worked fairly well and was consistent. I got sick with serious pnemonia 5 years ago and while in hospiltal, the new dr suggested I move to levemir instead as it was newer, more consistent, etc. I did, and honestly, had troubles ever since. My BG readings were extreemly inconsistent, lots of highs and lots of lows and a1c was terrible and getting worse and worse. I never had that problem before. I can't say the pnemonia did or didn't cause this but it was too conincedental with the change to Levemir. I am now on the Omnipod pump and my BG levels are awesome, not perfect, but way more stable with my a1c dropping like a rock. I should likely have switched to something other than Levemir sooner, but I guess I'm just stuborn. No longer an issue though, just hope i didn't cause too much damage trying to make the Levemir work. Cheers.
Oh, and here's a link talking about the difference between Levemir and Lantis. They appear to be close to the same thing, but different, lol.