I just injected a pre-meal bolus of Novolog into my abdomen. I held the needle in for more than :30 seconds (I always have to do this or the insulin will leak back out.)
This time, when I pulled out the needle, blood mixed with insulin started gushing out (about equivalent to 10 or more IU of insulin in volume) and now I have this big BUMP under my skin. It’s like a mosquito bite, only twice as big – about the diameter of a thumb nail and the thickness of two to three quarters, stacked.
This was not a couple of drops, this was a gusher. What just happened? Did I hit a little arteriole? Am I now going to crash from too-fast absorption? Do I inject more to replace what came out? How much? Wait and test?
Very frustrating. Very.