Do I Take Insulin Before Or After A Meal?


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?



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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