I was diagnosed type 1 (LADA) this past September at 40 years old. I have read that typically your total daily dose of insulin is divided roughly 50/50 into basal and bolus. When I first started on insulin I was taking 10 units per night of Lantus, which I have gotten down to just 5 units per night (waking up around 100). My boluses, though, end up around 9-10 units of insulin per day. That makes my proportion more like 33/66 instead of 50/50. Is that normal for LADA? I had a c-peptide test done at diagnosis but it was not done fasting. My result was 0.8, which was the bottom of the lab’s range of normal.
Just a couple of days ago I was taking 6U of Lantus per night, which I reduced to 5 due to recurring lows. Last night my Dexcom was hollering and I tested at 78. I’m almost wondering if I should reduce by another unit, but I’m weirded out by the fact that my proportions already seem so off of normal. Any input?