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I have just realised that my glucose level is very high (23).

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I have just realised that my glucose level is very high (23). I am due to take Levemir now, but can I take Apidra (fast acting) at the same time?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
We can not manage your medicines for you.

What is your normal dosing schedule?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Normally at night I would take 100 units of Levemir. I had a heavy carb meal, and I tested my blood sugars and they were very high. I just need to know if taking Levemir and Apidra at the same time is dangerous.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
They can be taken at the same time.
In fact apidra is often taken at meals while one is on a longer acting insulin.

I take it you are an adult onset diabetic and not a type one?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, type 2 for around 10 years. Only recently started taking Apidra if my sugars were high, or before a heavy carb meal.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
So I am not sure why the question then.
But to answer it, yes they are taken together if the timing is correct.
You can err on the side of safety, as high sugars are not as dangerous as low sugars.
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