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Clarification On Meal Time Insulin

Clarification On Meal Time Insulin

Well, my Dr. increased Toujeo insulin to 80 units. I take this 2 hrs after meal. Is there a grace period after eating?
I'm finding it difficult to test blood sugar when out for dinner. If I eat at 6pm, I might not get home within 2 hours.

Please explain meal time doeses. Not there yet but I'm proactive.

Thank you. I love this site.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Your toujeo is a long acting insulin. Meal time insulin is taken 15 to 30 minutes before you eat so that it's working as the food digests. Two different types taken at different times

posted 11 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

RE TOUJEO: not sure what you mean by a grace period. It's usually advised to test at the 1 and 2 hour mark from your first bite of food to see how it affects you. Also if you don't test pre-meal 15-20 minutes you have no benchmark to go on. As was said Toujeo is a long acting basal insulin (background) and will virtually have no impact on what you just ate. I think it has a 24hr curve. You need to check out rapid insulin (bolus) for a direct impact on your bg concerning food and please don't be afraid to test while out for dinner. It's your health. You can test in the car before going in or inside in the washroom. I try to test before going in but will also test at my table. Public washrooms are yucky sometimes but can be done. Nobody ever notices me testing or injecting. I'm polite and keep it on the D & L and most are usually to busy talking or eating. You'll get good at it with practice if you frequent restaurants. I don't eat out much and prefer home cooked meals. It's way better for my diabetes
Good luck😉

edited, originally posted 11 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I take toujeo but my doctor only told me to take it at night. Since I had trouble taking it at night I asked him if I could take it in the morning and he said it didn't matter. I just need to take it about the same time every day

posted 11 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

What is your dose and frequency with toujeo

posted 11 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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posted 11 months ago
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