I was diagnosed Type 1 diabetic May 2013. Since then I am on MDI using Novolog and Lantus. I will be switching to Levemir very soon. Right now I take 17 units of Lantus at night. This seems to hold me for 24 hours. I assume I will take 17 units of Levemir. My doctor wants me on 30 units of Lantus and then switch to the Levemir and take 30 units of that once a day. My blood sugars range from 85-125 on the Lantus at the 17 unit dose, so I am not willing to increase the basal insulin. I do have lows in the 60's periodically at the 17 unit dose, so for the life of me I do not know why he wants to increase the basal. My total Novolog dose for the day is 16 units.
I think, but am not sure if 17 units of Levemir would be considered a low dose, and should be given in a split does twice a day. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am a very motivated diabetic and work very hard to keep my blood sugars as normal as possible, following a very low carb diet: 30 grams per day total.
If anyone thinks I should split the doses, can you give me an idea how much per injection.
Thank you for any advice.