I'm usually pretty good about taking my nighttime Lantus shot and swallowing my metformin before going to bed. By keeping my pills in daily dose holder and then taking both at the same time, I know I'm doing it right. Well…I thought so.
This evening, I gave myself the shot and then reached for the pill holder…uh oh! Today's dose was gone! As I thought about it, I remember coming upstairs just before a late supper and, possibly, taking both at that time! That would mean that I took my Lantus TWICE…instead of 40 units, I've taken 80 units! I've never done this before…I don't even know if that's a dangerous amount.
My husband and I decided I should eat something just in case, thinking it would be better to have my level go a bit high as I slept than to drop really low. I took a reading (194) and then ate (without taking my fast-acting Humalog) some regular chocolate pudding sprinkled with about a Tbsp chopped pecans. That was about 1-1/2 - 2 hours ago. I just took it again, and it's dropped 20 points to 173. Since this is still a higher reading than ideal, I think I'll be alright.
My question is…does anyone have a good suggestion for keeping track of insolin shots? Taking these shots and pills every day, day in and day out, it 's sometimes hard to remember whether a shot's been taken! (During the day, especially when I'm distracted by the busy-ness of friends/family present, I have a hard time remembering that I must take my Humalog before eating! I'll think of it afterwards, at some point.)
Nuff said…please give me your success stories. How do you keep track? I don't want this to happen again!
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