For years I've taken one shot of Lantas daily for my long acting insulin. Then throughout the day, before I eat a meal or a snack, I take short acting insulin. That has worked pretty well for me, except I've noticed that although Lantas supposedly can last up to 24 hours, on me it definitely doesn't. Or at least it doesn't work nearly as well for me during the last 6 hours or so of that 24 hour duration. I've always just compensated by taking more short acting insulin during that time, as the long acting insulin was losing it's effectiveness.
Recently, a new long-acting insulin called Tresiba became available. My doctor told me there isn't much of a peak, if any, and it lasts beyond 24 hours. If you're a little late taking it, or even if you go to sleep and wake up the in the middle of the night and remember, "Oh shit!!! I forgot to take my shot before bed last night!" you can take it then. (I've said that sentence plenty of times in my life, so...Whew!) In the information I read on the Tresiba website, it says basically that you're good to go as long as you have at least 8 hours between your doses. Yay! Sounds pretty friendly and flexible to me!
|Tresiba Flex Touch Pen|
It's approved for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics that take insulin. Anybody else out there using it? As always, I'd love to hear what you think...SO, if you have anything to add to this conversation, or any questions or whatever, please say it in the comments section. Please don't be shy! You make my blog so much better by sharing what you've got to say.