How often is Levemir dosed?

When Levemir is used in combination with oral antidiabetic medicinal products or when added to GLP-1 receptor agonists it is recommended to use Levemir once daily, initially at a dose of 0.1–0.2 units/kg or of 10 units in adult patients. The dose of Levemir should be titrated based on the individual patient’s needs.

How many units of Levemir can you take per day?

If you’re just starting to use insulin, the recommended starting dose for Levemir is 10 units, or 0.1 to 0.2 units per kg of body weight. You’ll take Levemir once a day in the evening or divide it into two doses a day.

How is Levemir dosed?

Starting adult patients on Levemir. Starting dose: When initiating Levemir®, start insulin-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes on 10 units once-dailya dosage or 0.1 to 0.2 units/kg daily dosage with the evening meal or at bedtime and titrate accordingly.

What is insulin dosing?

The bolus dose for high blood sugar correction is defined as how much one unit of rapid-acting insulin will drop the blood sugar. Generally, to correct a high blood sugar, one unit of insulin is needed to drop the blood glucose by 50 mg/dl.

When should you not take Levemir?

You should not use Levemir if you are allergic to insulin detemir, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with a short-acting insulin). Never share a Levemir injection pen or syringe with another person, even if the needle has been changed.

Should you take Levemir before or after meals?

Patients treated with LEVEMIR® once-daily should administer the dose with the evening meal or at bedtime. Patients who require twice-daily dosing can administer the evening dose with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours after the morning dose.

How much does 2 units of insulin lower glucose?

= 2 units of insulin will bring blood glucose of 190 mg/dl down to 120 mg/dl. Your new insulin plan: Insulin-to-carb ratio: You will need 1 unit of rapid-acting or short-acting insulin for each _____ grams of carb.

What happens if you give too much Levemir?

Levemir Overdose If you administer too much Levemir, your blood sugar may fall low (hypoglycemia). You can treat mild low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) by drinking or eating something sugary right away (fruit juice, sugar candies, or glucose tablets).

What time of day should you take Levemir?

Dosing. LEVEMIR® is a recombinant human insulin analog for once- or twice-daily subcutaneous administration. Patients treated with LEVEMIR® once-daily should administer the dose with the evening meal or at bedtime.

How quickly does Levemir work?

How long does it take for Levemir (insulin detemir) to start working? It starts working several hours after injection and continues working for up to 24 hours. Most people will only need to inject Levemir (insulin detemir) once daily.

What should be the starting dose of Levemir?

The recommended starting dose of LEVEMIR in patients with type 1 diabetes should be approximately one-third of the total daily insulin requirements.

How does Levemir work as an insulin injection?

LEVEMIR®(insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) is a sterile solution of insulin detemir for use as an injection. Insulin detemir is a long-acting basal insulin analog, with up to 24 hours duration of action, produced by a process that includes expression of recombinant DNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae followed by chemical modification.

How long is Levemir good for Type 1 diabetes?

Pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes were exposed to individualized doses of LEVEMIR®(n=232) or NPH (n=115). The mean duration of exposure to LEVEMIR®was 180 days, and the total exposure to LEVEMIR®was 114 patient-years.

When do you start the sliding scale for Levemir?

Dosing Considerations. Sliding scale coverage usually begins after blood glucose >11 mmol/L (200 mg/dL) If coverage is needed q4hr for 24 hr, then base insulin dose is adjusted first; sliding scale doses may be adjusted upwards as well.