I have DP & can relate. I also was diagnosed recently (late May), am in your age group & no one in my family has diabetes either.
I was put on carb counting right away. Don’t understand why your doctor is waiting a year!
150 is high. Sure, it could always be worse, but it could be a lot better.
You should be taking an evening dose of Lantus. It’s not necessarily a matter of just splitting it. If your daytime readings are good, you may need the full dose of 12u for your waking needs. Basal taken at night is used up within 8 hours, so two separate doses are usually prescribed.
I was on Lantus & it never lasted for 14-18 hours in my body. Other people have had the same experience.
What has helped me, if you want to discuss this with your doctor:
*I was switched from Lantus to Levemir. My endo feels that Levemir is more stable. It’s also less expensive & lasts longer than 28 days. My fasting numbers are much better now on Levemir.
*Two doses of basal–one immediately upon arising. The other immediately before going to bed. Again, it only lasts 8 hours, so you have to take it at the right time.
*Taking a bolus rapid acting immediately upon waking up & eating right away. With DP, numbers continue to rise for several hours after getting up for most people.
*Eat dinner 4-5 hours before going to bed. Don’t eat a dinner heavy in fats.
Hope this helps!