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What is the sliding scale range for Novolog insulin?

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What is the typical sliding scale range for Novolog insulin and when taken in conjunction with Lantus, is it best to the Lantus at bedtime or in the morning? Thank you
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.

Sliding scale really depends on you and your case and needs to be set by your doctor.

A standard might look like this
61 to 150 - no insulin
151 to 200 - 3 units
201 to 250 - 5 units
251 to 300 - 8 units
301 to 350 - 10 units
351 to 400 - 12 units
401 and above - 15 units & call your doctor

However, that does not mean this is correct for you.
Lantus is often given once at night
but it could be given in the AM and it could even be given morning and night in some cases.

Good luck

Let me know if you have further questions, details or need clarification.

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