Some of you have read about my first attempt at injecting with the Levemir Flexpen and how I injected 2 whole units (instead of 10…) the first night because I was stupid.
I got stupider this week.
We attend a music festival concert for six weeks during the summer and this past Thursday was my first after beginning the injections. I took the Flexpen with me and kept it in my purse. At intermission the h and I went out to the car so I could shoot myself. I turned on the overhead lights, and got my stuff out. The endo had told me I could shoot through clothing and so, that was my plan. (Seemed to make more sense than standing in the parking lot trying to tuck in my shirt after the “shot.”) This would be my first “away” injection. Got everything ready, did the test stuff to make sure everything was working and then stuck the needle in. Well… duh… forgot to dial the damn thing and so, there was nothing to inject. Took it out – did the dial thing and then re-injected.
I feel pretty stupid but at the same time, I don’t think I’ll make the same mistake again, at least (I hope) not in the near future.
Meanwhile – had my first almost low today – a whole 75 – sipped on some juice, still felt funky, so sipped on another juice. BIG mistake – up to 137 in 15 minutes and 175 by the time I drove home. Live and learn –
I continue to be awed by how much better I feel since starting the Insulin. It amazes me. I wish there wasn’t such a “stigma” attached to Insulin. I’m so glad I made the decision to start, what a difference!