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Tue Jun 25 13:02:46 EDT 2013

I have type 1 diabeties and take insulin shots before breakfast and before dinner. if I over sleep what do I do about my morning shots?
Asked By: jeffreyjay  
Category: Insulin

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2013-08-07 13:36:49.0

Dear Jeffrejay: If you are using a mixed insulin, which consists of one part fast acting to three parts long acting insulin (it will appear cloudy), then taking it at the same time every morning helps avoid overlap of insulin later in the day after you have taken your second shot, thus helping prevent hypoglycemia. For safety sake, you should get up and take the shot, have a small amount of food (such as a glass of milk), then you can hit the sheets again! Not eating after taking mixed insulin would increase the risk low blood sugar before you are up for the day. If the insulin you take in the morning is clear (such as Humalog, Novolog, Apidra or Regular), then it can simply be taken before your morning meal, at whatever time you choose. It is the action of the insulin that determines how closely the injections need to be timed. Let us know what the name of your insulin(s) are and we can be more specific. Good luck and be safe.
Answered By: Anne Carroll
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