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I'm thinking about going off of my pump for a while. I haven't used injections since I was about eight and need a refresher. Is it essential to use a long acting insulin? Other advice is welcome!

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Niles, IL
I would think you are better off with lantus that way you don't stick yourself more than you have to

with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Parma, OH
Yes, you need to use a long acting insulin, it will replace your basal.

Carrara, AUS
I've been off mine for 2 months now and love it. Back ok Levemir (long acting) and novo rapid ****acting).

Mohrsville, PA
And lantus is long acting?

with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Parma, OH
yes

Carnoustie, GBR
I done the same thing! I just needed a break and had to try and get my hba1c down. You'll need to take your****acting when you eat etc for a bolus, but your long acting insulin (lantus) once a day

Mohrsville, PA
What time of the day do you take long acting?

Carnoustie, GBR
I take mine at around 10pm

Carrara, AUS
I actually split my dose and take one in the morning and one at night

Mohrsville, PA
How much of the lantus do you take a day?

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