Have you ever given yourself Humalog instead of Lantus by Mistake?
Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:07 PM
Has anyone else ever done this??
A1C - 10.7 on 6/13/08
A1C - 6.6 on 1/23/09
A1C - 8.9 on 8/24/09
A1C - 7.2 on 11/10/10
A1C - 6.7 on 12/11/11
A1C - 7.2 on 11/15/12
Lantus - 20 units per day
Humalog - 10 to 12 units per day
Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:32 PM
I am very careful to not let that happen again.
Metformin - 500 mg x2 Lisinopril - 5 mg Furosemide - 10 mg
Jun 15, 2010 - 13.8, 272#, FBG 370
Aug 23, 2010 - 10.3, 236#, FBG 95
Nov 24, 2010 - 5.8, 226#, FBG 95
Feb 14, 2011 - 5.6, 216#, FBG 85
New Doctor: March 28, 2011 - 5.5, 214#, FBG 85
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:48 AM
Mom always says I'm special. Hmmm........wonder what she means by that?? LOL.
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 12:59 PM
Also when in doubt, don't take ANY MORE insulin until you are 100% sure the previous insulin dose has cleared your system.
Try not to panic and think the situation thru just make sure you have liquid carbs (OJ, Coke, etc) at hand.
IF it is a BIG overdose, call 911 right away. If you wait you may never call.
Posted 19 December 2010 - 03:20 PM
T2 since January 2005
levemir & novo rapid
Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:10 PM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:29 AM
I'm glad I was home with lots of carbs to consume and not so many distractions.
Lantus & Novalog MDI
Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:14 AM
Since I wasn't sure, though, I checked every 15 minutes or so to see if there was a downward trend - after an hour with nothing, I was in the clear. I did calculate it though, and I would have needed about 250g of carbs!
“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”
Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:42 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:51 AM
I did the same just a couple weeks ago, I'd meant to look for a thread to see who else had pulled this trick. I did 28 of Apidra instead of Lantus at bed. I knew it would happen eventually once I changed over to Apidra with it's Lantus shaped vial. Quite a few times when I've been a little low at bedtime I thought I might have switched but when I actually did it, it took me a couple tests and snacks that weren't turning the trick to realize I actually had.
I'd always worried that I wouldn't be able to consume carbs fast enough to match the insulin peak. Since I didn't realize right away, maybe an hour later, I was already low 30s and the Apidra was cookin. I woke up DW and drank sugar-water and tested, sugar-water – test, sugar-water – test for about 3 hours. Surprisingly I was only 140 or so in the morning.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:53 AM
Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:39 PM
I must say... Hats off to you and your courage!!! and then even going out to breakfast!
Well the result of me doing this is that my hubby has taped my pen with red 'fragile' band all the way around - on the hopes that the mistake doesn't re-occur!😳
I hope so too - it's an awful feeling isn't it?? When you realise - ooops - wrong insulin and yu're standing there, needle stuck in your tummy and you feel the panic just filling up inside you!! SHIVERS!!
Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:44 PM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:41 PM
'Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.'
-Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, 400 BC
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