Time between humalog and lantus?

i'm always sooo tired, because i eat around 9pm with a humulog shot and then feel i have to stay up another 3 hrs before the lantus nighttime shot. does anyone here know whether or not I must wait 3 hrs., or can I just take the lantus when i get sleepy???

Views: 1332

Comment by Kari on May 7, 2011 at 9:31am
Why do you have to wait three hours to give yourself Lantus?
Comment by Nyxks on May 7, 2011 at 9:32am
I don't know what your end said to you but mine said i can take the two together as long as they are injected into two different areas of my body if doing so. Its not the ideal solution according to my endo but he told me its a workable one (i tend to inject into my tummy, so I inject the humalog into my tummy and the lantus into my thy (which takes longer to be absorbed so by time the humalog is hitting the lantus is in process (since in theory there is no spike time for the lantus).
Comment by Brian (bsc) on May 7, 2011 at 10:30am
One thing you are advised to do with Lantus is take it at the same time everyday. Shifting the time back and forth can cause mild lows and highs. It sounds like Kari's advice makes sense, to just permanently shift your Lantus injection time to three hours earlier, then you can go to bed whenever you want and not worry about it.
Comment by Gerri on May 7, 2011 at 3:37pm
As the others said, you don't have to wait between rapid acting & basal.
Comment by latvianchick on May 7, 2011 at 11:24pm
Due to my own regime at the time I took both at once and there was never any problem - except night time hypos, but that was a different problem - so take it when you need to go to sleep and I wish you sweet dreams! Just do not take too much of the Lantus as that is what can cause the hypos.
Comment by latvianchick on May 7, 2011 at 11:26pm
I agree with Nyxks. I inject the slow release insulin below the belly button and the faster acting one above the belly button. The nearer to the stomach the injection is given the quicker it is absorbed.

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

TuDiabetes Is Getting A Makeover!

Written By Emily Coles, TuDiabetes Community Manager. Last summer we surveyed members of TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes online communities, and gained some GREAT insights! We learned that our members are happy with the information and support they receive on TuDiabetes and Read on! →

An eye opening experience at @CWDiabetes!

Last month, I had one of the most amazing experiences I have had with technology since I have been living with diabetes. It happened at the Focus On Technology conference organized by Children With Diabetes in Los Angeles (the first Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service