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I shouldn't be let out of the house on my own part 32434253 [Feb. 16th, 2007|12:59 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I can't remember if I've done my bedtime long-lasting insulin injection. If I have, it was about 5 minutes ago. I remember seeing the pen, and thinking I needed to do it, but did I do it. I can't feel any injection pain, but then it never lasts long at all. Of course, I can't just do it again as overdosing on insulin is a v. bad thing, so I guess I'll find out if I wake up needing to wee at 3.00, 5.00 and 7.00 won't I?

What a tw@t.

[User Picture]From: cob_web
2007-02-16 08:40 am (UTC)
Thats a great trick isn't it. We do these things so often our brain decides its not soemthing it needs to remember. Stupid brain.

I have to have an alarm on my phone go off for my morning injection, otherwise I forget EVERY TIME.
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From: flounderingfool
2007-02-16 09:22 am (UTC)
I assumed you would have some kind of label or counting machanism on the injections to avoid such problems?
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[User Picture]From: nikh
2007-02-16 10:12 am (UTC)
You can see how much insulin is left in a cartridge, but that's only any use if you knew what level it was at before you may or may not have injected. And if you don't remember if you've done an injection, you're certainly not going to remember how much insulin was in there some time ago.

The way I remember to do my bedtime injection is to always try and do it as close as possible to the same time each night, which is what I was told I had to do anyway for this particular type of insulin (as apparently it lasts for 24 hours, rather than just when you're asleep).

Remembering to inject before eating is a lot easier when you're on insulin that can be taken just before food, rather than the annoying type where you're supposed to wait half an hour after injecting before eating, which is a pain when you're not sure when your food will be ready.

In summary: Insulin - much better than it was a few years ago.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-02-16 09:55 am (UTC)
Well, what was the result?
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2007-02-16 10:25 am (UTC)
i am also agog, awaiting an update...
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-02-16 10:28 am (UTC)
He was, at least, alive this morning, from what I could hear.
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[User Picture]From: yiskah
2007-02-16 10:51 am (UTC)
Man, I do this all the time with my thyroxine pills. Glad to see you're not dead, though.
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