I am new using insulin I started about two weeks ago. I am taking 20 units of Lantus at bedtime. I was wondering how long it took to find the right dosage? I have only had two fasting blood sugars that were under 200. I have been higher 200's when ever I test which I am sure is not a good thing. I guess the second question that I have do I need to ask about adding mealtime insulin or just the Lantus more time to work. I found out that I had diabetes November 13th 2012 and my A1c was 11.5. Thanks for any help.

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Comment by jrtpup on December 12, 2012 at 5:54am

Hi CJ, welcome to TuD! Lantus will work right away. I'd contact your endo and let him/her know what your numbers are so your Lantus can be adjusted. Over 200 is not acceptable.

Comment by renka on December 12, 2012 at 5:56am
Hi! Welcome to the club! I'm assuming your type II. I'm type I so to give you advise would be out of term for me but I would assume that the doc would try you on that dose for a while and on your nexts visit he will look at your glucose records and do your A1C again and see how that is and adjust accordingly. Good luck!

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