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How Long Do You Have To Wait To Eat After Taking Insulin?

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When To Eat After Taking Insulin

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Hi, I know this may sound stupid, but when I wake in the morning, my sugars are high. (usually 15+) I take my insulin but don't often feel like eating. Can I just skip breakfast or should I still force myself to eat? I usually force myself to eat a small piece of toast, but wondered what would happen if I just have a coffee. My sugar level often go mad overnight, up and down like a yoyo and I wake feeling rubbish! HELP X Sorry, I'm not familiar with how a mixed insulin works. Hopefully someone who knows better will be along shortly with words of wisdom. Sorry, I'm not familiar with how a mixed insulin works. Hopefully someone who knows better will be along shortly with words of wisdom. what are your blood sugars like the rest of the day? Finsky Prefer not to say Well-Known Member Hi, I know this may sound stupid, but when I wake in the morning, my sugars are high. (usually 15+) I take my insulin but don't often feel like eating. Can I just skip breakfast or should I still force myself to eat? I usually force myself to eat a small piece of toast, but wondered what Continue reading >>

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  1. BreC

    Last insulin shot before bedtime... befor or after snack

    I try to have a small snack before bed. Nuts, popcorn, or raw veggies. I have my snack before my last insulin injection of the day. Don't know why I do it that way or if it is the right way. What do you do.

  2. Beach Betty

    I'm on the medtronics insulin Pump therapy. I'm new at this. So far I just put the amount of carbs in and the pump delivers. I would check your blood, and take your insulin accordingly. I was on Humalog quik pen during the day and Lantus at night. It's a good idea to stay consistent, whether its…insulin, or whatever you do with your diet. Have a great day.

  3. Type1Lou

    Is your nighttime insulin long-acting (like Lantus) or fast-acting (like Novolog or Humalog)? If long-acting, it's more important to try and take it at the same time each night since it provides for your basal insulin needs. If fast-acting, that is usually taken to handle any ingested carbohydrates and would be best taken before you eat your snack, unless your BG level before your snack is low. (You don't want to inject insulin if you are already hypoglycemic.) If your fasting BG's are good, that indicates that what you are doing works for you.

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