I have been a type 1 for along time now (19+ years) and I have always just used R and Nph insulin as I was very comfortable/controlled with this combo and my medical plan/Local Doctors make getting up to the minute diabetes updates a nightmare.
After deciding about 6 months ago that I wanted to increase my knowledge I went to the Doctor and he suggested dropping the nph and switching to Lantus. So far so good I would say I have the combo 90% figured out and my blood sugars are pretty much dialed. (My average over the last 2 weeks has been 128 fyi)
The question I have is lantus is suppsed to last a full 24 hours and release pretty steady. I have seen a graph where it appears to release a little stronger in the first 1-4 hours before tabeling off. I have found that if I go to bed with my blood at anything below about 180 I wake up to lows around 40-50 between 3-6am. I would love to get that last test of the day to a respectable # and hold around 100 for the entire day. I am purposefully testing before bed and if my blood is close to 100 or less I drink a cup of juice jacking up my BGL.
I have always been more likely to experience lows than highs but I was wondering if everyone had the same issue or different experiences?