What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking insulin detemir if you have:
- An insulin pump
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Levemir and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Levemir and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Insulin Detemir to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing Information for Insulin DetemirThe dose of insulin detemir your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your current dose of other insulins
- Your weight
- How you respond to insulin detemir (especially as measured by your blood sugar levels)
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Insulin Detemir Dosage for more information.)