I am a T2 diabetic that uses 400u of Levemir (Basal) and 200u of Humalog (Bolus).
Someone asked me how much is a lot? Well diabetes like most thing is personal and varies person to person. I am one of those 2% that have insulin resistance (severe) yet my A1c’s on 7.4 , I just use a pile of insulin. I also belong to the T2 group of people that have the morning phenomenas when the liver dumps glucose near dawn and my BG hits 220. I compensate with my Humalog on a 1u to 1 u ratio and start my day. Humalog and Humlin N have always caused my huge water gains and since I have switch to Levemir for my long acting, it cut my water retention in half. Now I have to find a good fast acting that does not cause me to hold water. I was taking 160ml of lasix and can now reduce the dose. In some people insulin can reduce the effect of lasix even if you have great kidney function as mine is .8. I have found that the best doctor is knowledge and that is why I wrote this and joined this site as well.
I keep you posted of my trials and errors