I just responded to a post and it got me to thinking …
About an hour ago I was going low fairly quickly from 83 to 77 to 66 to 52 and still dropping, while ravenous hunger went up expotentially … and I foolishly over treated as it continued to drop. I knew if I just waited, it would catch up, but I didn’t wait, I ate more.
So now, just after I responded to the post about postprandials, I needed to bolus because this low wasn’t low any more … it is 113 with a straight up arrow. :: sigh :: So I did what some would, I bolused!
I pulled out my fancy new 1/2" (12.7mm) needle (an increase in size from my 8mm); draw up 5 units to hopefully cover what I consumed; find an area on my thigh that isn’t bruised (my platelets are low); inject half and when I pull the needle out, blood follows; then I inject again, to give the other half (2.5u) and when I pull that needle out, much more blood comes out!
Has anyone ever wondered if within that pool of blood lies the insulin just injected?
Time will tell, but I’ll have to check Dex tomorrow morning for the readings because it’s bedtime for me! Here’s hoping sleep will happen because I need to be up at 3:30 AM!