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Forgetting To Take My Lantus

I am supposed to take my Lantus before bed but I have forgotten a few times, I was thinking about setting an alarm to take it at like 10PM every night, I sometimes don't go to bed until around 1-2AM, will this be an issue if I take it a few hours before I actually go to bed? D.D. Family T1 since 1985, MM Pump 2013, CGM 2015 I actually forgot so often (and being a T1, how do I forget insulin?) that I eventually switched and just took it at dinner. Since Lantus is a long-acting insulin, with a flat curve, it shouldn't matter too much, and it didn't seem to hurt me. While taking it a bedtime might have helped reducing the risk of overnight lows, or help with DP possibly, these "plusses" were, for me, more than offset by the repeated missed doses. I can't tell you what to do. I'm not a doctor. But for me, taking it a few hours earlier than my doc would have liked, but remembering every day, seemed to be a better plan. Thanks! I see my Endo for the first time in 10 days, I will be sure to ask him what he thinks, but I do take my Humalog just before dinner, I have heard taking these at the same time at different sites is okay, and I taking them in pen form, so mixing syringes is somethi Continue reading >>

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  1. Sarah_M1

    So yesterday i forgot to take my Lantus shot which i take at night. Of course i woke up with a high BG (255), and i stayed high most of the day (although i took a couple extra units of novorapid). 40 minutes before lunch i finally came back to normal, i was 118. My BG before lunch was 77 =]
    i was wondering if anyone has ever forgotten to take his/her lantus shot before?
    what did u do to get your BGs back to normal?

    Thanks
    The lousy and careless diabetic, Sarah

  2. Janice4

    Hey..hey..hey...don't be so hard on yourself. I used to hate that night time insulin (Levemir)...I'd fall asleep w/o taking it on more than one night. Most of the time I'd wake up and take it...not always though. You did the correct thing...proably the only thing that you could do. The important thing is that you got your numbers back in line reasonably soon.

  3. Brigitte

    that's why I take my Lantus when I wake up , at 7 in the morning. Sarah, was it too late to inject less of Levemir when you woke up?

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Forgot Levemir Again!

Author Topic: forgot levemir again! (Read 1804 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Yes I forgot. I was so eager to get the kids to bed last night I completely forgot to give Caitlyn her levemir. I feel completely useless now she has a reading of 18. The nurse on children's ward said just continue as usual with novorapid but will ring her team in a bit. I just feel so guilty evrrytime I get it wrong and its not even myself I do it too Mum to T1 diabetic daughter diagnosed dec 2009 aged 3, now aged 6 Reply #1 on: 29 August 2012, 11:29:44 AM I totally feel for you. One think if you'd forgotten your own dose, another to forget your daughter's and that will make you feel wretched. Don't wind yourself up too much though, it's too easy to forget a dose when you are constantly injecting. I've had times when I've been scratching my head, thinking "did I inject this morning or didn't I?" In the end I have resorted to a physical method of reminding myself. When I inject my morning dose I place the insulin on my bedside table so I can't miss it when I go to bed. When I've injected the night time dose I place the insulin on the shelf over the bathroom sink so I see it in the m Continue reading >>

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  1. projector

    I'm a type 1, I usually take a long acting dose each morning and a short acting one with meals. Somehow I forgot the long acting this morning - this doesn't happen often, but it did today.
    I'm planning to take correction doses / extra units with my meals, do extra tests between meals, and possibly take an extra dose or two to correct.
    I wondered if anyone here could offer any advice to me? Or tell me how you've handled this?

  2. javellin

    a little high is better than a little low IMO. I'd just test often through the day and correct with fast acting as needed.

  3. Sideburnt

    Inject 50% at the next available opportunity, 75% at the next scheduled Basal and then back to 100%. This will re-introduce the Basal with only a little conflicting overlap, you can adjust any swing using Bolus. It's annoying but better than going a whole 24H without Basal, then another 24H for your Basal to become balanced.

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Forgot To Take Lantus..what Should I Do?

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. I was at a party the other night, and I honestly forgot to take my Lantus. I wasent quite sure what to do the next morning, so I just decided to check my sugars at random parts of the day, and just use my correction dosage. But I also realized that I am still in the honeymoon period, so its not like I had NO insulin in me whatso ever. If you guys have any suggestions or better steps to take for me to take if I ever forget to take it again, pleaseeeee tell me. Thanks If it were me, I would just monitor and cover all day until my normal shot time. I'd probably also be taking it twice a day, as from what I read it seems to work better that way, and would also cut down on the severity of a missed shot. It has been awhile since I used lantus, but I probably would have gone with a split dose and then checked all day long and corrected. I've done this before when I was taking my Lantus before bed. Woke up about 3AM and remembered that I had not taken my shot before bed. Checked my bg to be sure and sure enough, Continue reading >>

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  1. Marley319

    Forgetting a shot of insulin

    After 22 years, I still sometimes forget to take my bedtime shot of Lantus. Really messes me up the following day. It happened last night and I was 467 in the morning. I put a sticky note on the bathroom mirror. Any suggestions?

  2. roshy

    Have you tried setting am alarm on your phone to go off everytime you need to take a shot!! that alwasy works!!

  3. Jim Edwards

    I shower, dry, sit on the edge of my bed and inject. I keep my stuff in a pouch by the bed and count out 7 needles each week. That way I know if I missed one or not.

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Forgot To Take Insulin

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Help! Last night I forgot to take my insulin shot with my dinner. I didn't realise until I went to bed and I tested my blood sugar level before taking the long acting insulin and my test was 14.2. This morning everything was normal. I have only been type 1 for 1 month, I was having dinner with friends and having a great time etc and just didn't even think about it. I feel so stupid, who forgets to give themself insulin?? this is my life now, how could I be so irresponsible. I was too frightened to give the shot hours after dinner so just gave the long acting. What are you supposed to do when this happens? This happens to all of us probably at least once. You are lucky in that you are probably still in your honeymoon period...meaning you still produce some insulin on your own. That's probqably why you woke up with a normal reading. Also the long acting insulin probably helped to prevent you from goin too high. What I would have done is tested after dinner and then corrected the high. Then I would wait two Continue reading >>

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  1. projector

    I'm a type 1, I usually take a long acting dose each morning and a short acting one with meals. Somehow I forgot the long acting this morning - this doesn't happen often, but it did today.
    I'm planning to take correction doses / extra units with my meals, do extra tests between meals, and possibly take an extra dose or two to correct.
    I wondered if anyone here could offer any advice to me? Or tell me how you've handled this?

  2. javellin

    a little high is better than a little low IMO. I'd just test often through the day and correct with fast acting as needed.

  3. Sideburnt

    Inject 50% at the next available opportunity, 75% at the next scheduled Basal and then back to 100%. This will re-introduce the Basal with only a little conflicting overlap, you can adjust any swing using Bolus. It's annoying but better than going a whole 24H without Basal, then another 24H for your Basal to become balanced.

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Forgot To Take Insulin? Here Are 3 Tips To Help You Remember Your Insulin Shot

5 0 It’s probably a safe bet to say that modern technology has made all of us a little more distracted. Whether we’re texting friends, checking our email, watching television, or playing video games, being able to focus completely on a task has become a bit of a chore. Unfortunately, that distraction can come at a cost – especially when you have diabetes and need to be able to remember when (or if) you took your last shot. So what do you do if you forgot to take insulin? Accidents happen and sometimes insulin shots get overlooked, and when that happens, we’ve covered the basics for accounting for that oversight in our blog post here about “What to Do if You Forget Your Insulin Shot”. But what if you just want to create an environment that helps you stay on track with your insulin schedule? Well, there’s some easy tips that can help you remember to take your shot and decrease the number of times you forget. And if you really want to ensure that you don’t miss a dose, grab a time-enabled replacement cap for your insulin pen from Timesulin. Now, on to the tips! 1. Don’t get distracted during injections You might be in the middle of a conversation or finishing work, b Continue reading >>

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  1. Sarah_M1

    So yesterday i forgot to take my Lantus shot which i take at night. Of course i woke up with a high BG (255), and i stayed high most of the day (although i took a couple extra units of novorapid). 40 minutes before lunch i finally came back to normal, i was 118. My BG before lunch was 77 =]
    i was wondering if anyone has ever forgotten to take his/her lantus shot before?
    what did u do to get your BGs back to normal?

    Thanks
    The lousy and careless diabetic, Sarah

  2. Janice4

    Hey..hey..hey...don't be so hard on yourself. I used to hate that night time insulin (Levemir)...I'd fall asleep w/o taking it on more than one night. Most of the time I'd wake up and take it...not always though. You did the correct thing...proably the only thing that you could do. The important thing is that you got your numbers back in line reasonably soon.

  3. Brigitte

    that's why I take my Lantus when I wake up , at 7 in the morning. Sarah, was it too late to inject less of Levemir when you woke up?

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