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.
February 3, 2005
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections, Insulin Analogs
Question from Madrid, Spain:
I am 39 years old. I have just changed my insulin regimen to Lantus with Humalog before meals and am generally pleased with the change. However, I have one problem. I take the Lantus before going to bed (at midnight) and, since the first night, have found that I wake up approximately two hours later feeling very awake. I go back to sleep but often wake up again a few hours later and tend to feel "jump," as if I had two or three cups of coffee. Is this common? Could I solve the problem by changing the Lantus injection to the mornings? If so, would it be possible to just change, or would I need to do something to cover the changeover night when I don't take the Lantus until the morning?
I will often recommend to my patients that they take their Lantus in the morning if they fall asleep at night and omit their dose. I would recommend you speak to your physician about the best way to make the conversion. However, I have recommended just starting the next day’s injections in the morning without difficulty.