I would like to eat low carb because the laws of small numbers make sense. (Although, the dietitian, and even the CDE would both like for me to eat more carbs. If I eat the way I like to, I would use 1/2 unit to 1.5 unit Novolog for about 10 to about 25 g carbs/meal or snack. In my case, if I lose some insulin from the needle of the insulin pen because a drop dribbled out, it could be a quarter of the dose if I only use 1 unit. I've experimented with syringes and pulling the insulin out of the pen - this isn't easy. Measuring the half unit is especially not easy both visually, and manual dexterity wise. When I'm able to measure 1.5 units of insulin and count my carbs accurately, the control is very good. the portability and convenience of the insulin pen is a terrific benefit. I hesitate to bring a glass vial with me when I'm out of the house.
Has anyone had these issues and experience (really small insulin dose)? How did you resolve it?