Where The Hell Is My Insulin?!

Missing-HumalogI hate when I take some insulin to bring down a high, and when I check two or three hours later I am exactly where I was when I started.  It’s like “what happened to that insulin I took?”

I know that I must have been rising, and the insulin curbed the rise (or I went higher and came back down again).  But at first glance it just seems like that insulin I took disappeared.

This type of thing is really scary when the amount of insulin taken is a LOT (relative to my daily dose).

Or (has this ever happened to you?) I bolus for a snack, then something happens and I don’t eat, but never go low?  What the heck?  Does that mean I would have been super high if I would have eaten that snack? Makes me scratch my noggin sometimes.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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