Started Lantus - Didn't Work Overnight?
I took my first dose of Lantus last night at bedtime and it didn't seem to make a whit of difference overnight. I am already on Metformin, Januvia, and Avandia, so we were going to start insulin and see if I could drop some of the other meds. I only took 10 units - is that a small dose? I am a large person - 5'10" and 235 pounds. My bedtime bg was 116, 1:00 am was 113, 4:00am was 150 and fasting was 159. Is there a chance that I will need to take the Lantus a while before it starts working, or will I need to increase the dose. I was all prepared for nighttime lows, but not this... I don't like listing illnesses, but do so in the hopes of finding the ellusive "link" between all this stuff: T2 diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism (autoimmune), generalized dystonia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, GERD, anemia, RLS - any ideas? D.D. Family T2 for 24 years, pumping 3/07/07,no complications Check with your doctor, but the usual case is to very very gradually increase the dose, until you get it right. You'd best call for clarification on what your doctor wants you to do. I thought I read in the info that I got with my Lantus Solostar pen, that 10 units is the usual 'starting' dose. -Mott Continue reading >>