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how many times a day can I take insulin

  • Anonymous ORIGINAL POSTER
    Can I take insulin 4-5 times a day to control my sugar? I take it now only 3 times a day
  • Samuel Grossman, BS Pharm, Pharm.D, CDE PROFESSIONAL
    Pre meal insulin should be taken only before meals. Most people eat 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). If you eat a big snack, you can discuss how much insulin you should inject prior to the snack with your provider. it is not recommended to inject more than 3 times daily unless directed to do so by the provider