? Big John - Lantus newbie - update

Discussion in 'Lantus (Glargine) / Levemir (Detemir)' started by Yvonne & Big John & Andy, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Yvonne & Big John & Andy

    Yvonne & Big John & Andy Member

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    We are trying the go slow method and had planned to do a curve. However, we are also changing his diet and yesterday, he ate all wet food for the first time. His #'s were much lower this morning. My thoughts are to let him on this dose for a few more days and see how the eating goes and then do a curve next week. He has been through a lot this week, new home, new siblings, new food, new insulin, home testing etc and is adapting well. I just don't feel like any curve would be too accurate at this time. Do you think this is a good plan? Thx!
     
  2. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

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    I would do the curb if you are able to, as his stress level may be coming down and his BGs as well, especially if he is eating a lower carb food, now.
     
  3. LeeAnn (Lannie)& Freckles

    LeeAnn (Lannie)& Freckles Member

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    It never hurts to do a curve, more data is a plus. But with all the changes that have happened, I also think that keeping him at the 1.5 units for another few days would be wise. Changing the food to all wet and low carb can really make a difference in the BG levels.
     
  4. Sandy and Black Kitty

    Sandy and Black Kitty Well-Known Member

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    The curve is important in determining onset, nadir and duration, information that is essential to making the best decisions.

    Do keep a close eye on his numbers right now-sometimes the switch to all wet can lower BG dramatically.
     

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