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Type 2 diabetes and long acting insulin

Diabetes & Endocrine System | Last Active: Nov 10, 2023 | Replies (13)

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I have been type two diabetic many years, also been on Levemir pen many years. It is long lasting, and I have noticed ( these numbers as example) if I am at 205 at 7 pm, I take 12 units, then next morning I am down to 92, that is okay. At other days the same numbers of sugar and injection I might be 150.
I have noticed it has to do with what is eaten at supper time most of the time.
The instructions say to use for only 28 days and discard the rest. What happens if it is used past that time is unknown by me.
Does anyone know the answer to that? Thanks for input.

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The idea is to have “fresh” insulin. There are many types and kinds of insulin delivery systems. It is important to use a system that has an appropriate amount for the quantity you need. Insulin is expensive and you don’t want to have a quantity more than what you will need for a month at a time because you’ll end up having to waste it. The “month” thing is kind of an arbitrary time to help ensure freshness. It is a little like “expiration dates” or “use by dates” or “best by dates” on other products.