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I’m Type 1, but hope my experience will help you some. I was first on Lantus & was recently switched to Levemir. My endo thought Levemir would be more stable. It seems to be better for me. I take Levemir before bed & then again in the morning. This is how a lot of Type 1s take basal.
Am assuming that you’re just taking Levemir in the evening. First thing, take it right before bed. Sure someone else here can explain why basal insulin works this way, but evening doses of Levemir (& Lantus) stay in the body for 8 hours, so you really want to shoot up right before going to sleep. Daytime basal insulin lasts about 16-18+ hours.Know this isn’t fun, but set your alarm for 3-4 AM a few times (depending on when you go to bed & when you wake up) & test. It’s a good idea to know what your BG does overnight.
A few other hints, if you don’t mind, about high fasting BG. If you haven’t read about Dawn Phenonmenon, there’s quite a bit about this on this site. Don’t eat for at least 5 hours before going to sleep. Try not to eat a hard to digest dinner–fish, poultry are easier to digest than red meat. Try not to eat a dinner with a lot of fat either. Protein & fat digest slowly & can send BG up if you eat a lot of this at dinner.
I hope the Levemir helps to get your numbers down. It often takes playing around with doses to find the right one, so keep your doctor posted frequently.
If the Levemir helps with the morning BG, but your daytime BG is still high you might want to discuss taking more insulin with your doctor. Many Type 2s resist the idea of insulin, but it’s the best thing you can do to preserve your beta cells & to get your A1c down.