Guys, I have been using Tresiba for a couple of months now and my blood glucose levels are not in bad shape. My A1c has stabilized at 5.8. However, I consistently enter this long phase of hypos between the hours of 3 am. to 7 a.m. Numbers range from the low 50s to below 70. I’d check levels using my meter because I have lost the ability to sense hypoglycemia so I needed to make sure the cgm was accurate. I have some oj when I catch the lows by 3:30 a.m. but nothing changes until after 7 a.m. when I am actually up and can have some coffee and milk or more oj. This happens like clockwork! Any ideas?
I was on Lantus (16 to 18 units) and experienced rare nighttime lows. At breakfast, sugars ran from 80 to 100. With Tresiba, I am taking 18 units at noon, as I did with Lantus. This schedule works well for me and was an attempt to evade dangerous nighttime lows. I’ve had full blown seizures.
Lastly, when I was on Lantus I could have a light snack and not need to bolus. With Tresiba, I can’t get away with that. By the time Novolog peaks I am on the rise. It’s easy to forget that the basal insulin has a different job than the bolus insulin but Tresiba has me taking much more Novolog. Please chime in and share your experiences with Tresiba. I’d surely appreciate any feedback. Thanks!