So I just took my Basal dose with my pen-needle and noticed some blood at the tip of the needle when I removed it - no big deal. However, when I looked closely at the pen needle, I noticed that some blood had gotten into the remaining insulin in the pen. This is the first time this has happened to me and I have a couple questions:
1. Is this pen finished or is it still effective - or even safe - to use?
2. Does the blood in the pen indicate that I got the insulin directly into my bloodstream and, if so, will that change (i.e., speed up) the way my basal insulin will affect my BG?
3. Is there anything I should be aware of in this situation?
I can't imagine this is uncommon - would love a bit of insight, though!