How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Onlinedoc Your Own Question
Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 2890
Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
Type Your Health Question Here...
Onlinedoc is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I cant remember if i took my dose of lantus 13 units. What

This answer was rated:

I cant remember if i took my dose of lantus 13 units. What should I do?


What is your recommended dose of Lantus in a day?

Do you have glucometer at your home?

When were you supposed to take your last dose of Lantus?

Are you taking any other medicines?

Since how long have you been suffering from Diabetes?

Thanks dear.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

13 units at bedtime, yes i have a glucometer, was to take dose at 11::00-11:30 pm, I use novolog for fast acting. I have had diabetes for 21 years

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Should I take half my regular dose?

Then correct with novolog as needed?

Thanks for providing additional information.
I understand your concern and it's my pleasure to help you in every aspect.
Firstly it's good to monitor your blood sugar levels with glucometer.
And if your blood sugar levels more than 200 mg/dl then you should take half dose of Lantus Insulin.
Usually Lantus insulin should be taken once a day as it is a long lasting insulin.
And you should eat small meals before taking Lantus to prevent hypoglycemia.
Then take your Novolog as per directed.
And it's good to set an alarm to remember your medication time as per scheduled by your doctor regularly.
Hope this helps.
Please rate me high if you are satisfied with our conversation.
In case you have further query press reply to expert button.
Bonus and positive feedback are appreciated.
Onlinedoc and other Health Specialists are ready to help you