I have read the post by folks that have taken the wrong insulin or have taken the wrong amount. I have always said if not for the grace of God go I. Well I went there yesterday. While taking my Novalog at lunch I dialed up my usual basal Levemir dose of 15 units by mistake. My daily brown bag lunch requires 5 units of Novalog, I realized what I had done as soon as I pushed the plunger but it was to late to take it back. 15 units was 3 times what I needed.
My company had a meeting that morning in which breakfast was served. For some reason and I don't know why I picked up a bottle of left over orange juice and placed it in my lunch cooler. I didn't drink OJ at the meeting and haven't drank OJ in well over a year but I picked it up on my way out the door.
Like I said, God must look out for scatter-brained old men. When I realized what I had done my mind immediately went to the OJ which I drank hastily. I even managed to go by the office for another bottle. I tested frequently throughout the afternoon and the lowest I got was 60. I carry glucose tabs for lows (Yuck) and luckily I didn't have to use them.