Hey… I know everyone takes really different amounts of insulin, but I was wondering, how do the amounts of insulin which you bolus compare to your total daily basal?
The reason I’m asking this is because when I first got diagnosed, my nurse said that I could expect my total daily basal insulin to be about the same as my total daily bolus insulin, but it’s REALLY not.
I take three units of lantus a day, and my insulin to carb ratios are 1:5 for breakfast and 1:10 for lunch and dinner. I don’t do low carb much, so I end up taking about 30 units of novorapid a day. That means that my basal is only 1/11 of my total insulin, not half of it!
I keep having to lower my lantus dose because of lows, and I think eventually I’m going to get to the point where I won’t need any basal insulin at all! I used to be on 10 units of lantus a day, but it just keeps dropping, and my I:C ratios aren’t changing at all. Could this be some kind of super delayed honeymoon period?
Has anybody else got weird ratios like this, or ever experienced anything like it?