There are days when I just HATE having type 1, and today is one of them. Yes, I made yet another stupid mistake. :(
Here's the situation: I was drinking a cup of coffee when I realized the time and that I hadn't taken my dose of Lantus. At my last doctor's appointment, I decided to switch from the Lantus pen to the vial in order to save money. I reuse syringes, and I keep the current Lantus syringe in a dresser drawer in my room so it does not get mixed up with the syringe I use for Humalog (which is in my meter case). So, off I trot to the bedroom, getting my syringe, go into the kitchen to get the Lantus, which is in the butter compartment, away from the Humalog (which is behind the yogurt).
I sit down, load up the syringe with 5 units, and inject into my leg -- my preferred spot for Lantus. I return to the kitchen to put the vial back in the fridge when I notice that.....
I'm putting the box behind the yogurt AND the vial of Lantus is still sitting in its spot in the butter compartment!! :(
ARGH!! Damn it, but I feel stupid at this point!! FRACK!!
So, I do the calculations and start the eating. After all, 5 units of Humalog is A LOT. I make two slices of toast (regular white bread, 30g), two tablespoons of "all fruit" jam (18g), and then chug 6 ounces of grape juice (30g). Total additional carbs eaten for this mistake: 78g -- so far. I may need another 13-17 (ARGH!!) but...
Anyone know what the implication of having Humalog in a syringe that had Lantus in it at one time is? Could that impact the effect of the Humalog in a way? Inquiring minds need to know!