Has anyone ever noticed their blood sugar levels decreasing when they lower their basal insulin dose?
A few months ago, I was taking Lantus, was fed up with a rash I believed (and still believe) it was causing, and ended up switching to Levemir.
Just before switching, I wound up taking significantly less Lantus than usual for a few days, maybe a 20% reduction (I honestly cannot remember why – maybe I just wanted to get through till the Levemir arrived?). I noticed my levels seemed to be a lot lower; lower fasting and lower throughout the day. I never needed to compensate with Humalog before eating.
I switched over to Levemir and am at about a 40% increase in units (and splitting the dose, morning and night) than I was on Lantus with much higher blood sugar levels than either dose (regular or reduced) of Lantus.
I don’t really remember if something else was going on that could have resulted in such great numbers at the lower Lantus dose, so I am curious to see if anyone else has ever noticed this. I am also wondering, if actually lowering the dose works for some people with Lantus, might it work with Levemir too?
I have only been diagnosed as a T1D for about a year and wonder if that has anything to do with it?
Thank you in advance for any input!