I've had this problem recently with my lantus dose at night. I tried 9..not enough..10 not enough..11 sometimes ok. 12 makes me go low in the nights. so I decided to try to split the doses I do and see what happens. Yesterday I took 10 at bed and 3 when I woke up for breakfast at 7am. My bloodsugars were spot on all the way through lunch which I had at 2. I counted my carbs accurately..but then my bloodsugars soared after lunch when I tested at 4 and into the evening. I corrected and leveled out but then the highs returned after dinner.
Today I thought ok try taking the second dose later..took 10 at bed and at noon took 5. At lunch my bloodsugar was high again. Corrected at the meal and hours later was still high. Its starting to come down now.
With my lack of lantus knowledge though I am wondering when does lantus really start to kick in? I want to get to a point where I can be level through the day. I'm starting to get afraid to split dose though because I keep screwing up. I am sure it is a learning process. I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions, your experiences with lantus and its effectiveness and any tips on figuring out when to take a second dose...
thanks so much anyone that can respond. Tomorrow is my birthday and I've been a mess as a result of this..heh