I have about 60u of lantus left in my pen that I need to make last until Thursday because I start training on Friday. The trainer told me she is starting me on insulin in my pump that day, and to take half my lantus Thursday night. I take about 16u every day right now, and mathematically speaking, there is no way to make that last from Saturday to Thursday, unless I take half my dose every night! I don't want to spend the ~$60 on a box of lantus pens that will just sit in my fridge unused after Friday.
Will this work: run a lot, take half doses of lantus, but regular doses of humalog, and just check the BG A LOT? I plan on starting a running program anyway, now that I'm going to start pumping :D
Other concerns: I was under the impression that most pumpers get ~3 weeks of training, and start off using saline in their pumps to get used to the pumping...I guess to decrease the likelihood of accidentally overdosing. Is it typical to start right on insulin? I'm not complaining, though :)