I only take 14 units once a day, at night.Do any of you adjust your dosage based on what your test results are?
I know that you can divide you dose into two injections, has anyone divided it even further?
Anytime I have suggested dividing the dose, my doctor has vetoed it. I want to know what the actual experience of users is. As we know, what a physician is taught and what actually works isn't necessarily the same.
Your doctor has vetoed against dividing the Levemir insulin? Levemir does act for 24 hours but it will not act evenly. So by not recommending the division your Doctor says that you will have to live with this uneven profile of your basal insulin.
In Germany Levemir is seen as a predictable successor of NPH insulin. Thus the standard is to recommend two shots of Levemir every 12 hours for T1 diabetics. The profile of these two shots will combine to a more even reaction curve over 24 hours. For T2 the recommendation would be one shot per day - but this more a decision pro convenience.
I use two shots of Levemir per day. I will increase the dosage for illnesses with side effects for my glucose levels. If I eat somethig very fatty late at night I will increase the dosage by one unit to catch the converted glucose of this meal. For intense sports I will have to decrease the dosage by one unit. The muscles will refuel later at night and this will help to prevent going low.