So I switched from Tresiba back to Lantus, and my daily basal dose has dropped. A lot.
I remember that when I switched from Lantus to Tresiba I kept the same daily dose (maybe ±1 unit).
I remember reading other’s posts about how there’s often immediate success and sensitivity when you switch to a new insulin. I’ve used Lantus before, but it’s new at the current time. Is it possible that the new insulin phenomenon could explain why I’d need so much less insulin than I expected?
The first week was super messy because Tresiba lasts so long for me, and I’m not counting that week at all. I’m past 2 weeks now, so the Tresiba should be completely gone.
I was taking 24 units of Tresiba at this time of the month - might’ve needed 23 at times, but I couldn’t change it that easily, so 24 was as low as I usually went. Yesterday my Lantus dose was 21, and today I’ll lower it to 20. Maybe Lantus and Metformin work together “better” than Tresiba and Metformin?
I’m waiting to voice my opinion on the switch to Lantus until after I’ve gone through the more difficult time of the month with only Lantus in my system. That’ll be in a couple weeks. I always love the current time of the month. It’s all flat lines and uber-sensitivity.