does lantus only need to be given at night
i'm on lantus, and i have always been told that it doesn't matter when you take it as long as you take it at the same time every day. i think generally a doctor can help you figure out the best time to take it b/c other lifestyle factors may affect its effectiveness.
I've taken lantus twice a day, equal doses, at the same time ( 9am & 9pm ) for many years. I have a dawn phenomina, which makes my blood sugar drop very low in the morning. If I take it all at once, I go into a severe hypoglycemic reaction about 3:00 am. Twice a day works well for me.
I've been taking Lantus for seven or eight years and I've taken it three different ways. At first, the doctor told me to take it in one shot at night. Then, I was told to split the dose and take half in the morning and half at night, due to the very low blood sugars I get almost every night between 3 and 6 am. I was getting those lows even before I was using Lantus, but the doctor thought it was worth a try. Splitting the dose into two shots didn't stop me from getting those middle of the night lows though. Just recently, my endo. told me to start taking my Lantus in one shot in the morning and I'm still getting low just about every night, but at least I haven't gotten as low as 29 again.
My understanding is that Lantus is mostly used to control the sugar from the liver that is mainly produced at night.I have been using it with much success at night for almost a year. I also use Humalog after meals.
no some people uses it in the morning due to the peak time difference.