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Type 1 Diabetes

Overview Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar (glucose) level to become too high. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 – where the pancreas doesn't produce any insulin type 2 – where the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body's cells don't react to insulin These pages are about type 1 diabetes. Other types of diabetes are covered separately (read about type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, which affects some women during pregnancy). Symptoms of diabetes Typical symptoms of type 1 diabetes are: feeling very thirsty passing urine more often than usual, particularly at night feeling very tired weight loss and loss of muscle bulk The symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop very quickly in young people (over a few days or weeks). In adults, the symptoms often take longer to develop (a few months). Read more about the symptoms of type 1 diabetes. These symptoms occur because the lack of insulin means that glucose stays in the blood and isn’t used as fuel for energy. Your body tries to reduce blood glucose leve Continue reading >>

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  1. Ali G

    Morning! Feel asleep reading last night and forgot to take my lantus!
    I don't remember being told what to do in this case,
    What would you do ?

  2. mfcr06

    Yep, done that before, more than once :)
    ** What I did was have half the lantus dose as soon as I remembered and made sure I did bsls every 2 hours for the next 48 hours (especially in the 24 - 36 hr mark) to make sure that I didnt drop to hypo (because of the delay).
    The next night I would have the normal lantus dose but made sure I set the alarm for every 2 hours to check bsl. The overlap was my main concern and going hypo.
    BUT, you should contact your DE/endo to check what you should do, as everyone is different.
    I hope you arent flying high this morning......but you probably are.....................
    **This is NOT medical advice, just my experience - please contact your DE/Endo for advice.

  3. Kezza

    Bugger! Probably better than taking it twice at least :-).
    I'm not sure what I would do, it depends on your exact regime, but my solution would involve ridiculous amounts of testing.
    Good luck :).

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