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  • Ginger Vieira
    Health Guide
    September 02, 2008
    Ginger Vieira
    Health Guide
    September 02, 2008

    Sue....why would you do that? I can't imagine any doctor prescribed 100 units of lantus at one time. You will have to eat a lot of food over the course of a day to keep your blood glucose high enough to after eating 100 units of lantus at one time.

     

    Can you explain to me your motive for wanting to do this?

     

    You can't take 100 units of Lantus on Monday in order to not have to take it on Tuesday or Wednesday  -- the insulin stays in your body for approximately 24 hours, no matter how much you take.

     

     

    -Ginger

    • onoffats
      October 26, 2010
      onoffats
      October 26, 2010

      I am taking 100 units a day right now and my fasting levels are still above 150. What is this "Sue" person's "expertise" in??

       

      My understanding of Lantus is that there is NO MAXIMUM dose. The "maximum Dose" is whatever it takes to keep your glucose levels in a normal range.

       

      One of the respnses to the original post is "can you explain to me your motivation for wanting to do this"?

       

      I belive the persons motivation is to lower thier blood glucose and avoid long term complications associated with diabeties.

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    • Alyssa
      November 27, 2013
      Alyssa
      November 27, 2013

      Giner, i hope you are not a doctor. 

      I take 100 units of Lantus everyday, and have for a while. I have a good diet, my body just sucks.

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    • MARKIE MARK
      January 06, 2014
      MARKIE MARK
      January 06, 2014

      i take 100 units in the AM upon waking and 100 units in the pm upon turning in for bed.  my A1C is still 7.6 and in need of lowering.  in addition to the Lantus, I take 30 units of Humalog at meals.  My body needs it and the Dr knows how much I am taking as she is the prescriber.

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    • MARKIE MARK
      January 06, 2014
      MARKIE MARK
      January 06, 2014

      Ginger, unless you are a nurse or Dr, don't comment when you dont know what you are talking about.

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    • jursery58
      July 12, 2014
      jursery58
      July 12, 2014

      I take 250 units in the am.  And Novolog 3 times a day based on the sliding scale.  It has not caused me any trouble.  How much more would it take to kill me?

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