This is ridiculous. The thought of splitting a 48 hour lasting basal insulin is just nuts, that’s just grounds for an overlapping messing…and, frankly you don’t know what you’re doing. For a type 1 to follow Dr. Bernstein is also ridiculous.
And, BTW…if you talk to any good endocrinologist, or take the time to actually read the TRUE studies of 1 to 2 dose basal shots, there are NO benefits…no greater numbers splitting lantus or levemir, period…the data shows the only difference in splitting vs. 1 dose is one may have to take a bit more on basal on split dose and less bolus on single dose or vice versa. Google and read the actual CLINICAL TRIALS! the concept of splitting up basal on MDI is primary for those whom take LARGE quantities of Levemir - Lantus, TYPE 2 DIABETICS because the insulin in huge doses, which they take b/c they’re overweight and resistant to it, unlike most true type 1’s, sits in a ‘bubble’ underneath the skin because THEY HAVE TO TAKE SO MUCH.
Also, flat basal insulins can’t cover DP, it’s flat, this is a surge of hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, liver dumps, etc…). That’s why people go on pumps, to attack the DP in the AM, which for most is when they actually wake up…so, increasing a night time basal shot does nothing.
I’m really taken aback by some of the suggestions on here. It’s shocking. Also, Type 2’s should NOT be giving any advice about insulin, management or anything else to type 1 diabetics. We have an autoimmune disease, our pancreas DOES NOT WORK. SMH! You type 2’s got something way different going on and it’s ridiculous too how you suggest they’re even close to the same thing…THEY ARE NOT! Again, ask any endocrinologist.