I have to share the fact that against my Drs. recommendations, I'm splitting my Lantus and can't believe the improvement in my blood sugars.
I have not had good control for over 10 years now and my 7.2 A1C was achieved because of my constant highs and lows, nothing stable. My experience has been that most Drs. don't understand how different Type 1's are, but I see that things are changing to the better for us.
Last month I had 2 nighttime lows in the 20's and my Dr continued to try and figure out what I was eating or doing or dosing wrong with my Humalog. I mean years of this, (and perhaps because I've had to change Drs. I was always starting overa again, but they all insisted the Humalog was the problem. It was always tweak this, change that and nothing worked, I continued that roller coaster ride to the point of not being able to function and usually giving in to complete exhaustion, so I would give up and just boost my lows incorrectly with sugar, so my lows would stop. My Humalog would constantly be adjusted to no avail. So upon insistence that something was wrong and reading about splitting Lantus on this site, my Dr. told me to take my 8u's in the morning, still looking me straight in the eye and telling me Lantus had no peak. With changing my 8units of Lantus to mornings, I quickly noticed that the Lantus was too much for me because I went from nighttime lows to more serious daytime lows.
I now give myself 4 units of Lantus every 9 hours and my sugars are STABLE! I mean I'm kind of depending on myself. I still have anxieties but am noticing more and more that their unnecessary and I'm not crashing like I did when I do too much around the house or go to get the mail, or exercise. It's only been about 2 weeks, but it's all good for now :o)
Thank You Peeps for Sharing!!!!
Thank you for sharing a great story, CJ.
Do you have fixed times for your doses?
No No set time, the every 9 hours changes and sometimes I'm a little late for my injection time. I've been writing down my next dosage time and setting an alarm for a reminder. At first I was feeling sorry for myself having to get out of bed for a shot, but have since turned that around because I'm feeling so much better, and that's just not a good place to be. I was getting up to treat my lows all the time anyways. I set the kitchen timer at night because my husband can't hear it, he deals with all this D stuff enough.
Thanks again. Amazing that you´ve found out what works for you.
I used to split my Lantus doses. It worked a lot better for me as well.
Hi CJ and congrats on getting your BS in control. I believe our bodies are all so different. I am a very small, tiny woman and what one unit of Humalog does to me, probably won't do for most diabetic type 1's. I use 14 units of Lantus every morning and also believe that it DOES peak around three to four hours later. If I eat salads and low fat carbs, my BS are stable. Once I add a little fat (nuts for example); I do take and extra unit of humalog. The point here is that we are all different and should learn to know our bodies in order to keep tight control.