Is Lantus A Basal Insulin?

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Basal Bolus - Basal Bolus Injection Regimen

Tweet A basal-bolus injection regimen involves taking a number of injections through the day. A basal-bolus regimen, which includes an injection at each meal, attempts to roughly emulate how a non-diabetic person’s body delivers insulin. A basal-bolus regimen may be applicable to people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. What is a basal-bolus insulin regimen? A basal-bolus routine involves taking a longer acting form of insulin to keep blood glucose levels stable through periods of fasting and separate injections of shorter acting insulin to prevent rises in blood glucose levels resulting from meals. What is basal insulin? The role of basal insulin, also known as background insulin, is to keep blood glucose levels at consistent levels during periods of fasting. When fasting, the body steadily releases glucose into the blood to our cells supplied with energy. Basal insulin is therefore needed to keep blood glucose levels under control, and to allow the cells to take in glucose for energy. Basal insulin is usually taken once or twice a day depending on the insulin. Basal insulin need to act over a relatively long period of time and therefore basal insulin will either be long acting i Continue reading >>

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  1. Jen

    Puberty peak takes full TDD to bring down
    If this is the route you’re going you might as well just get the Medtronic 670 don’t you think? It’s impossible to read the future…
    I’m going to be asking my endo for a prescription for the 630G, just so I have something “on file” with my insurance company should I suddenly decide to get a pump now (changing jobs, etc.). However, my understanding of the 670G is that it can only handle minor adjustments before it kicks you into manual mode and lets you take care of it. So I don’t think it would be able to handle the 12-unit increase in basal that I just experienced over the past 48 hours…
    Puberty peak takes full TDD to bring down
    Are you as excited to see @Jen ‘s tresiba trial as I am?

    Ha, I was actually second-guessing myself this morning, just because I experienced my usual 50% increase in basal over the past 24-48 hours and had to make tweaks to an overnight segment since my BG suddenly started rising significantly at 4:00 AM. I’m really nervous about how Tresiba will handle those types of things… I’m feeling a bit reluctant to do something that may put my BG control totally out of whack, and then have to readjust again if I go back to the pump. I’ll still ask for a sample and/or prescription, though. I think the holidays would be a good time to give it a try, so I’ll probably still go ahead with it.

  2. Jen

    Puberty peak takes full TDD to bring down
    but that long-time PWDs have a hard time believing that

    I’ve had T1 for 26 years and most definitely believe you!

  3. Sam

    You experienced a big variation in basal absorption / insulin effectiveness which is affected by so many factors it’s impossible to account for them all. The only solution is to use something that’s impervious to many of them. You can not program a pump to read the future and account for the vagueries of how your body absorbs and proccessss rapid acting analog insulins. It is not possible. Please don’t second guess yourself. Give it a try, if it doesn’t work out you can go right back.

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