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Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/9/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
You mentioned forgetting you took your insulin and taking it twice... (and then having to cover it with lots of carbs).. I've never done this and don't plan to... but, is that the basic treatment for taking too much insulin? I've always been super careful, put on my glasses and sit at the table to take it so I'm not distracted but you brought up a good point. Half the time I thaw something for dinner in the microwave and forget I did it and fix something else. (Always nice to wake up to a package of ground beef that's been left there overnight in the summer! Yum!)

When do you realize that you've done this, and how much should you eat?
~ Jeannie
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quatlox
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   Posted 1/10/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I never take any insulin until I have checked my BS and know how much to take. If my BS is high I will take 1 unit of REG u-100 for every 40 points I want to bring it down. I will eat 12-15 grams of carb for every 40-50 points I want to take my BS up. (This works for me, but we are all different and it may not work for others).

If I miss a shot I will take my shot when I get a chance, but I never take 2 doses at one time or you will have to eat a ton of carbs to cover you and then check about 2 hours later for that REG insulin spike.

I also keep a note pad (records) of all my BS readings and how much insulin I take and at what time I take it. This keeps me from being absent minded and forgetting I just took a shot and doubling up on it.

Bob

Pin Cushion
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   Posted 1/10/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It was my long acting insulin I took twice by mistake. And to keep myself from ending up in hospital I checked in BG several times that next 24 hours and anytime it started to get low I grabed some carbs.
I do not recomend it. It can be very dangerous! I was lucky and realized right after I did it as I too have a check list where I mark after taking any of my meds. With my fibro fog I have too have this or I would do it more often I am afraid. This time I took the shot and then noticed I had already checked it. I now look at the list hanging on wall next to frige before taking any meds.
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Fibromyalgia / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



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Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/18/2007 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
OMGosh AL! Fibro fog and diabetes... that's me! Lantus is my weapon of choice as well so I'll just have to pay attention. I was just concerned because although I've never done it... Well, you know... fibro.. (LOL!)

(Jeannie wanders of into the fog...)
~ Jeannie
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"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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