How Many Insulin Injections Per Day

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Lantus® is a long-acting insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lantus® should be administered once a day at the same time every day. Limitations of Use: Lantus® is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. Contraindications Lantus® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to insulin glargine or one of its excipients. Warnings and Precautions Insulin pens, needles, or syringes must never be shared between patients. Do NOT reuse needles. Monitor blood glucose in all patients treated with insulin. Modify insulin regimen cautiously and only under medical supervision. Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may result in the need for a change in insulin dose or an adjustment in concomitant oral antidiabetic treatment. Do not dilute or mix Lantus® with any other insulin or solution. If mixed or diluted, the solution may become cloudy, and the onset of action/time to peak effect may be altered in an unpredictable manner. Do not administer Lantus® via an insulin pump o Continue reading >>

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  1. Christoffer Sundman Yoshida

    Edit: Might add this since I saw it in one of your earlier answers: I always take my bolus insulin AFTER I’ve eaten so that I know how much I actually ate. This is possible today with the very fast reacting bolus insulins. Granted, if it is a long christmas dinner this do not work.

  2. Patricia Daoust

    This depends on if you're on any other medications to manage the diabetes and your general health and your eating habits. Most people will need to take insulin shortly before every meal or significant snack, so 3 to 5 times a day. For this reason many people on manual shots chose not to snack often to reduce how often they have to inject. Also, you will have to more carefully monitor blood glucose levels, which is done automatically by insulin pumps so that they can adjust the amount of insulin delivered, since you will need to take diffrent dosages of insulin based on the type of meal you're eating, and especially as you learn to do manual shots you'll have to learn how to adjust the dosage for each meal, and may have to inject twice for the same meal if your estimates are too far off.

  3. Brendan Despard

    Literally, the only person you can ask such a thing is your doctor. It is legally irresponsible for anyone other than a doctor to give such specific medical advice.
    If I said “X aught to do it.” and you died, your family could sue even if I told you I wasn't a doctor because I didn't have a way to prove that you acknowledged my disclaimer.
    I realize doctors exist on here, but they don't go off a basic written question to prescribe treatment plans.

    If your insulin pump is working to maintain your blood sugar, most doctors will probably tell you to keep it anyway.

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