advertisement

Diabetes

Question
Posted by: rafael | 2020/01/02

Q.

Blood sugar without bedtime snacks

How do I prevent nocturnal low blood sugars (below 4) without having to have snacks bedtime and midnight? Blood glucose drops dramatically at night regardless of how high the bedtime level has been. I am on insulatard 34 units in the early morning. Glucose levels well during the day but not overnight. Should I take different insulin (was on Toujeo before) or take insulatard at a different times of day re its peak effect? Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2020/01/10

Hi

The options to avoid snacks include 1) lower nighttime insulin dose...the risk is higher glucose levels in the morning 2) change to an insulin that has less variability...Toujeo, Levemir, Lantus, Optislulin, Basaglar) 3) Insulin pump
 4) trying the insulin at night...don't think that this will work.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.