Do I Take Insulin Before Or After A Meal?

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Asked by elainenakamura

Do I Take Insulin Before Or After A Meal?

How soon after a meal should I take insulin? I don't know whether I should take it before or after, actually. Can anyone help?

Answer

Elaine-

Hello! What kind of insulin are you taking? You should find out from your physician when the best time for you to take your insulin would be. When I was taking shots (insulin) I would give myself a shot before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner and I would give myself lantus before bed. We all have different requirements. Your physician would be able to answer this questions a lot better than I could. You can read more about how insulin works, and other useful information at this link.

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