The package insert for Lantus states that it should be administered once daily at bedtime. However, this product does exhibit a relatively constant glucose-lowering profile over 24 hours, and therefore in theory, time of dosing should not matter if administered at the same time daily.
Is it better to take long acting insulin in the morning or at night?
Ideally, basal insulin should produce at most a 30 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) change when blood sugar levels are stable and in your target range during sleep times. That’s why your healthcare provider will most likely advise you to inject basal insulin at night, preferably before bedtime.
Why is lantus mostly administered at night?
Lantus is designed to give a steady level of insulin over 24 hours, even when you are not eating such as between meals and overnight. This helps keep blood glucose levels consistent during the day and at night.
When should lantus not be given?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to insulin, or if you are having an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment). Insulin glargine is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old, and some brands are for use only in adults.
Is Lantus given before or after meals?
Lantus use with other drugs
People with type 1 diabetes will need to take Lantus along with a mealtime insulin. This is because Lantus is a basal insulin, a “background” insulin that helps control blood sugar levels in between meals. A mealtime insulin is needed to control spikes in blood sugar that occur after eating.
What time of day is blood sugar lowest?
They’re less than 100 mg/dL after not eating (fasting) for at least 8 hours. And they’re less than 140 mg/dL 2 hours after eating. During the day, levels tend to be at their lowest just before meals. For most people without diabetes, blood sugar levels before meals hover around 70 to 80 mg/dL.
What do you do if you forget to take your Lantus at night?
If you miss a dose of Lantus, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s the next day or almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. You should not take more than one dose at once or double your dose of Lantus to “make up” for the missed dose.
Can you take Lantus in the morning?
Lantus is approved only for bedtime dosing. That’s because the pre-approval studies were conducted only using bedtime dosing, therefore the FDA approved the drug that way. But from experience, patients can also use Lantus in the morning. Lantus is a “peakless” insulin…
What is the best time to take your insulin injection?
Insulin shots are most effective when you take them so that insulin goes to work when glucose from your food starts to enter your blood. For example, regular insulin works best if you take it 30 minutes before you eat.
Why is insulin given before bed?
Aims/Hypothesis: Insulin glargine is a long-acting human insulin analog often administered at bedtime to patients with type 2 diabetes. It reduces fasting blood glucose levels more efficiently and with less nocturnal hypoglycemic events compared with human neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin.
Does Lantus have a peak time?
The concentration of Levemir in your blood can remain close to peak levels for up to 24 hours. On the other hand, Lantus has no clear peak. It absorbs into your body more slowly and steadily than Levemir. It maintains a fairly constant concentration for about 24 hours.
Should you check blood sugar before giving Lantus?
Checking your blood sugar helps you know if you’re getting the right dose of Lantus® for your insulin needs. Do not make changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare professional.
Can you take Lantus and metformin together?
Can you take Lantus (insulin glargine) and metformin together? Lantus (insulin glargine) can be taken with other oral diabetes medications, like metformin, if your blood sugar level needs better control.
Can I take my lantus an hour early?
Yes you can. Lantus tends to wear off in the last few hours of a 24-hour period, so you’ll be fine.