Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
August 26, 2001
Question from Baxter, Tennessee, USA:
I have had t type 1 diabetes for 10 years, and I am currently taking Humalog before meals with NPH at bedtime. From what I read on this site, Lantus is an alternative to the four-shot regimen I am currently using. Would one shot of Lantus daily have the same effect as the four shots of Humulin and NPH I am taking at mealtime and bedtime? I have not heard that much about Lantus and want to request a change at my next doctor's appointment to decrease the amount of daily injections I am having to take to maintain control.
Unfortunately, Lantus (insulin glargine) does not have benefit you would like. It is a reasonable choice for a long-acting insulin. However, it cannot replace the need for short-acting insulins, such as Regular or Humalog. These short-acting insulins which peak rapidly are required to meet the need for insulin after meals. Without them, the blood sugar would experience a dramatic rise after meals. No short-acting insulin is less than optimal therapy.