If you switched from Lantus to Levemir - did you have to up the dose? If so, by how much? I found the Levemir not as strong as the Lantus - which is probably why it’s more stable - but I was struggling to get the same control I had with Lantus. With the Lantus, I barely had to take any meal time insulin (Novolog). With Levemir, I had to take much more Novolog and couldn’t get a handle on it. Bottom line, I got scared and went back to Lantus for two weeks.
Now I’m switching back to Levemir - why? Two things -
FIRST, my doc told me to take the same dose as the Lantus - I have since learned that many people have to take more Levemir than they did Lantus. So I’m going to try that because I don’t seem to get the horrible and unpredictable lows with Levemir.
SECOND, when I first switched to Levemir, I lost 5 lbs in one week (no change in diet or exercise). When I went back to Lantus, I gained the 5 back.
So - what’s your experience with both the dosage issue and the weight thing?