I take 160 units a day, I still have bg levels in the 200's in the morning can't get them down. I here so many wonderful stories about how Lantus is so great, but it is not working for me no matter how much I take.

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I take 9 units of Lantus and I'm a type 1. If the day is ok I have my blood sugar at 8O in the morning, and I use Apidra at meals. Lantus works well with me. My shot of Lantus is at 7 in the morning. 160 units! Do you tell your endo about?
I actually got up to 180 units a day. My Dr. finally took me off and put me on Levemir. But now I have to adjust to that as well. My Dr. also told me the Lantus was most likely causing my weight gain too. Thanks for your help.
Well I finally am off Lantus. So long, good ridence. I take Levemir and novolog R now. I am still having troubles with my bs but I have to adjust the dose. My Dr. said Lantus and Lyrica are 2 meds that does make you gain. And I sure don't need to do that.
Hi Cathy: :)

That's tough when a Person can't keep their numbers in the good range all or most of the time. Sometimes the Insulin stops working. You sound like you're Insulin Resistant.

I take 12 units soon after I awaken and 12 units normally 12 hours later. I do wish some People wouldn't paint everyone with the same brush. I've been on Insulin for 47+ years and on Lantus for about 2 1/2 years. I've never gained an ounce from Insulin. And I know others who haven't gained from it either. So you can tell your Dr. for me and the others that he is full of it(in nicer words, of course). I did gain weight from eating too much and the wrong foods on occasion when I fell off the wagon, when I quit smoking and when I had Hypothyroidism, I gained weight also. No much though. Lantus works Well for me. I hope that the Levemir works for you more effectively. Good Luck. :)
Hello every body,
i'm type1,i take 35 units of Lantus at 9 p.m.
i take 6 units of Novorapid on the brackfast,lunch and dinner.
Lantus realy works well with me.
but now,
i'm thinking about the Pump==>all the people told me it's good.
well
its have been only weeks but lantus
"and any other type of insulin"makese me hypo
i take 20 units
it really shocked !!!!!!!! 160!!!oh my!i nearly stopped insulin when my endo decided 40!is your endo
ok with that?and more importantly! you?
have better luck with levimir!waiting for your news
I feel as though it makes me gain weight.
I just started on the Lantus to see any noticeable results.
I take 58 units at 8:00pm. It works fine for me. I also use Novorapid at meals and dose it according to my carb count for each meal.

What are you taking at mealtime to deal with the carbs you eat?
I am still in the tweaking process. Are you happy with Novorapid? Meanwhile, I will check out info on Novarapid. Thanks
YvonneC
I take 90 units in the morning and sometimes my BG is still high in the morning, so my doctor raised my oral diabetic med too 80mg twice a day and now my A1C come down to 7.5 from 9.1 i am so happy
Lantus didn't seem to work for me while I was on Januvia/Metformin.
My doc switched me to mealtime plus sliding scale Humolog and Metformin along with the Lantus. I have great control now.

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