When should I take Lantus at night?

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.

Why is Lantus given at bedtime?

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.

What time should I take my night insulin?

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.

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Do you take Lantus 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.

How long does it take for Lantus to kick in?

Long-acting: It begins working around four hours after injection and it has the ability to work for up to 24 hours. These insulins do not peak but are steady throughout the day. Examples of long-acting insulin including glargine (Lantus) and detemir (Levemir).

What time of day is best to take Lantus?

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.

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.

How long after waking up should you check blood sugar?

Blood sugar testing at home

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In most cases, doctors ask people to measure fasting blood sugar immediately upon waking and before they have anything to eat or drink. It may also be appropriate to test blood sugar before eating or 2 hours after a meal, which is when blood sugar returns to normal levels.

Does lantus need to be refrigerated?

After its first use, don’t refrigerate the Lantus SoloStar pen. Keep it at room temperature only (below 86°F). After 28 days, throw your opened Lantus pen away—even if it still has insulin in it.

What is the best thing for a diabetes to eat before bed?

To combat the dawn phenomenon, eat a high-fiber, low-fat snack before bed. Whole-wheat crackers with cheese or an apple with peanut butter are two good choices. These foods will keep your blood sugar steady and prevent your liver from releasing too much glucose.

How long after taking Lantus should you eat?

You should inject rapid-acting insulin no more than 15 minutes before you eat. Your doctor will tell you how much insulin to inject. Remember, you should not wait more than 15 minutes to eat after you take this insulin shot.

Can you take Lantus with food?

Lantus works continuously in the background and does not need you to eat food when you inject it at your usual time.

Why my sugar level is high after taking insulin?

If you take blood sugar–lowering medication — such as insulin — in the evening, this may cause you to have a hypoglycemic reaction while you’re asleep, and your body will then release these stress hormones, causing you to have high blood sugar in the morning.

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How many hours does Lantus work?

insulin glargine (Lantus), lasts up to 24 hours. insulin detemir (Levemir), lasts 18 to 23 hours. insulin glargine (Toujeo), lasts more than 24 hours. insulin degludec (Tresiba), lasts up to 42 hours.