I can't remember!

By Monalisa Latest Reply 2010-01-10 07:26:15 -0600
Started 2010-01-09 16:00:31 -0600

Hi, today it's been hectic for me and I really don't remember if I had my 4pm insulin shot, I do remember taking my oral med's, what can one do in situations like this? do I take half the dose just in case? or just leave it as is?

7 replies

Hinboyz3 2010-01-10 07:26:15 -0600 Report

Im with everyone else here, always just keep yourself a log so you know where you are on your meds and what to do.

spiritwalker 2010-01-09 20:44:44 -0600 Report

The best thing is to keep a log or journal of everything.
Since I found out 25 years ago I keep a journal for each year.
It contains,bg readings, food eaten for meals and snack,times and types of exercise,A1C readings ect. Its a way of making myself accountable.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-09 18:44:38 -0600 Report

I do this too often! I dissociate alot so I decided to start writing it on a calender before I take it.
Like they said, don't risk O.D.ing and bottoming out, give it about 30 min and check.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-09 18:26:18 -0600 Report

Lisa, I agree with Elrond. If your BS starts going up, you can always adjust for that. Better than bottoming out, huh! Just keep a close watch on it…

Elrond 2010-01-09 17:41:10 -0600 Report

I wouldn't take a chance on overdosing. The best thing to do is keep an extra-sharp watch on your BS and adjust as needed. Of course, it depends on the type of insulin you think you missed. If it's short-acting such as R, you won't have long until you can get back on track. If it's long-acting such as N, it could be 24 hours before you're sure everything is OK. I keep a logbook of my meds and write down every time I take a pill or injection. I use the same book to record my sugar readings so I can keep track of what's working and the trends.

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